[htdig] ANNOUNCE: Release of ht://Dig 3.1.3

Geoff Hutchison (ghutchis@wso.williams.edu)
Wed, 22 Sep 1999 12:17:34 -0500

    This version fixes a number of bugs in the 3.1.2 release and is the
    latest stable release of ht://Dig. It is the only version recommended
    for production servers and users of all previous versions are
    suggested to upgrade. It fixes most, but not all outstanding bugs in the
    3.1.x releases.

To download version 3.1.3, go to
To download a patch to 3.1.2, go to

Release Notes:

      * Fixed a long-standing bug where search queries containing
        punctuation would not be highlighted in excerpts.
      * Fixed a bug where SGML entities inside HTML tags were not
      * Fixed the server_aliases attribute to default to port 80 if
      * Fixed a bug in URL parsing, where documents ending in the value
        used for remove_default_doc were ignored. For example, a URL
        ending in /left_index.html would become /.
      * Fixed META robot parsing to correctly parse multiple directives.
      * Fixed a coredump when generating the metaphone fuzzy database on
        some systems.
      * Fixed the behavior of to work as documented.
      * Fixed the behavior of htdig to block out the username/password set
        on the command-line in process listing.
      * Fixed a bug with external parsers to prevent shell escapes in
      * Fixed a bug on some systems, where printing a date might crash.
      * Handles the ispell endings lists better so that suffixes more
        closely match grammatical rules.
      * Changed the maximum word length to a run-time option, set with the
        new attribute maximum_word_length.
      * Tests for the presence of alloca.h, which would cause problems
        with compiling the regex code under non-GNU compilers.
      * Added support for <EMBED>, <OBJECT>, and <LINK> HTML tags.
      * A variety of other bugs were fixed, see the ChangeLog for
      * When indexing, htdig should now attempt to index compound words as
        separate words in addition to a compound word. For example,
        "pdf_parser" would also be indexed as "pdf" and "parser."
      * Once again, thanks to everyone who reported bugs and bug fixes.
-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online

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