Re: [htdig3-dev] Not picking up the meta tag description

Subject: Re: [htdig3-dev] Not picking up the meta tag description
From: Gilles Detillieux (
Date: Wed Feb 16 2000 - 09:43:22 PST

According to B.G. Mahesh:
> Please search for "gandhi"
> The resultant pages don't show the Meta tag
> description. Why is that? I see some HTML code below
> each URL :-(

I don't see any HTML code below the URLs. What I see are document excerpts
which have the HTML tags stripped out. If you're expecting htsearch to
show the meta description in its place, you must set use_meta_description
in htsearch's config file. In no case will htsearch ever display the
meta keywords, but it will match pages that contain the search words in
meta keywords tags.

Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <>
Spinal Cord Research Centre       WWW:
Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba  Phone:  (204)789-3766
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 3J7  (Canada)   Fax:    (204)789-3930

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