Subject: [htdig3-dev] Re: feature request: embedable search engine (PR#843)
From: Geoff Hutchison (email@example.com)
Date: Thu May 11 2000 - 06:45:17 PDT
At 11:48 PM -0400 5/10/00, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>I have a program (gnucash, actually, see www.gnucah.org, its a gpl'ed
>home-finances app) whose 'help' pages are in fact just plain html.
>(and are displayed with the gtk-xmhtml widget which is embedded in the
>app). I'd like to enhance the app with a search engine that
>searches *only* through the gnucash docs. Viz, what I need is
>C language interface:
Why does it need to be a C language interface? There are wrappers in
Perl and Shell and PHP. I guess technically you could write a C
wrapper around htsearch in much the same way and do what you want.
>How easy/hard is this? I suppose I could hack something like this up
>myself, but it be easier if it was 'supported' and 'documented' ...
You may want to take a look at the KDevelop code or WWWWoffle, which
use ht://Dig internally. I must admit I haven't taken a look at what
they do to call ht://Dig, but they may provide ideas for you.
-- -Geoff Hutchison Williams Students Online http://wso.williams.edu/
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