Re: htdig: Searching not working?


Andrew Scherpbier (andrew@contigo.com)
Thu, 18 Jun 1998 10:12:14 -0700


Colin Viebrock wrote:
>
> Have a look at:
>
> http://www.summerworks.on.ca
>
> And do a search for "john". There are a bunch of results that come back
> with "(None of the search words were found in the top of this document.)".
>
> First, what does that mean? And second, none of the pages that generate
> this message actually have the string "john" on them ... so why do they
> show up in the search?

This is a symptom of a corrupted database. You need to erase the database
files and build a new index. I have seen this happen before, but I don't know
why it happens.
The messages you see are bogus.

BTW, nice customization of ht://Dig!

> Here is the conf file, if it helps:
>
> --- start conf file ---
>
> database_dir: /export/htdig/db/sw98
> start_url: http://www.summerworks.on.ca/
> limit_urls_to: http://www.summerworks.on.ca/
> exclude_urls: /staff/ /search/ .inc .doc .mcw nboard/edit.php3
> nboard/delete.php3
> max_head_length: 10000
> search_algorithm: exact:1 synonyms:0.5 endings:0.1
> matches_per_page: 50
> excerpt_legnth: 200
>
> template_map: sw98 sw98
> /www/summerworks/search/results-template.html
>
> star_image: http://www.summerworks.on.ca/gifs/x-star.gif
> star_blank: http://www.summerworks.on.ca/gifs/x-nostar.gif
> max_stars: 5
>
> search_results_header: /www/summerworks/search/results-header.html
> search_results_footer:
> nothing_found_file: /www/summerworks/search/results-nomatch.html
>
> .........................................................................
> Colin Viebrock Creative Director - Private World Communciations
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>
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Andrew Scherpbier <andrew@contigo.com>
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