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

Marjolein Katsma (
Fri, 26 Feb 1999 18:11:49 +0100

At 10:30 1999-02-26 -0600, Gilles Detillieux wrote:
>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.

Doh indeed... I admit I was totally stumped.

Yes it was my addition - but I sent several patches with this and did not
myself enter it into the CVS tree (I still have to learn CVS). Maybe I sent
different versions using different strings... (my own code, still edited
3.1.0b4 worked ok)

As to what it should be - no preference (as long as it's a legal SGML
comment declaration); but it's probably easier to change the documentation?

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