Subject: Re: [htdig3-dev] Searching web based material
From: Gilles Detillieux (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Mar 14 2000 - 08:00:52 PST
According to Geraldine McCullagh:
> We have a history package here which was developed using HTML, so when
> installed it has the look and feel of being on the web, although the user
> is not. The package comprises a core essay (one file) with links to many
> other resources (many files in sub-directories). Can I use htdig to
> perform searches across the many files which make up a package like this?
In htdig 3.1.5, you can "trick" it to index local files rather than
web pages by feeding it a cooked up start_url, and mapping that URL,
and anything under it, to the local directory you want to index using the
local_urls attribute. You'll also want to set local_urls only. Finally,
you'll also need to map the cooked up "http://" URLs back to "file:/"
URLs so that the links in htsearch's results point to the correct pages.
You can do this using different settings of url_part_aliases for htdig
and htsearch. See http://www.htdig.org/attrs.html for descriptions of
all these attributes.
In htdig 3.2.0b1, there is support for indexing "file:/" URLs directly,
but there are still a number of bugs in that beta release, so I don't
know how well it would work for you. 3.2.0b2, which is still in the
works, promises to be somewhat more solid.
-- Gilles R. Detillieux E-mail: <email@example.com> Spinal Cord Research Centre WWW: http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/~grdetil Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba Phone: (204)789-3766 Winnipeg, MB R3E 3J7 (Canada) Fax: (204)789-3930
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