Re: [htdig] HTDig & database integration

Torsten Neuer (
Fri, 28 May 1999 09:10:07 +0200

According to Scott McLoughlin:
>Has anyone successfully integrated
>HTDig with content stored in database
>We are building a yahoo style catalog
>and wish to use HTDig for text search.
>We're a team of C and Java programmers,
>so implementation pointers would be useful
>as well.

No problem with that as long as
- you don't exclude the CGI stuff (if implemented as CGI)
  from your htdig.conf
- the pages update correctly (i.e. send correct modification
  information to clients)
- you don't use client-side scripting to get things displayed
  or to navigate through the catalogue (server-side should be ok)
- you make sure that ht://Dig is run whenever the database is

You may have a look at where ht://Dig
is used to index a SQL database driven mail auction catalogue.
The search there may still need some fine tuning though ,-)


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