Re: [htdig] 3.1.1: Does noindex_start, noindex_stop work?

Gilles Detillieux (
Fri, 26 Feb 1999 10:30:15 -0600 (CST)

According to Frank Richter:
> > Yes, it works. As of release version 3.1.0 (or 3.1.1)
> Hmm, I doesn't work for me...
> > >I'm trying to use the noindex_start, noindex_stop options to eliminate
> > >some HTML code from digging, but with no success. Does this really work?
> > >I've setup a test page at
> > >and tried to ignore words within [...]
> > ><!--htdig-noindex--> ... but with no success.
> This page contains:
> <!--htdig-noindex-->
> htdig - don't dig this silly text!
> <!--/htdig-noindex-->
> "noindex_start" and "..._stop" aren't defined in htdig-build.conf
> (<!--htdig-noindex--> should be default).

D'oh!! The code and the documentation disagree on what the default is!
In htdoc/attrs.html, it shows the defaults as <!--htdig-noindex--> and
<!--/htdig-noindex-->, but in htcommon/, they're actually
defined as <!--htdig_noindex--> and <!--/htdig_noindex-->. Note the
underscore (_) instead of the hyphen (-). I'd recommend defining them
in your htdig.conf to what you really want them to be, until we get
our story straight. :-( I think this was Marjolein's addition, so maybe
she can recommend which it should be.

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