Re: [htdig] searching

Gilles Detillieux (
Thu, 28 Oct 1999 11:28:51 -0500 (CDT)

According to Geoff Hutchison:
> >I'm trying to set up htdig so that a user can search for state
> >abbreviations. Every time I search for a state abbreviation like "NE"
> >it returns "No matches". But I can search for anything else like the
> >word "Cobol" and it returns results. If I search for "Cobol NE" I will
> >get results showing were it found "NE" & "Cobol".
> Sure. You don't mention setting minimum_word_length, so I'll assume
> it's the default: 3. This means the abbreviation won't be indexed (or
> considered for a search). It won't be considered in the second search
> either.
> So why is it highlighted in the excerpt? The hilighting is done for
> any words the user entered, whether or not they were ignored (this
> goes for the bad_words_file too).

I believe that this is fixed in 3.1.3 - ignored words should no longer
be highlighted in results.

Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <>
Spinal Cord Research Centre       WWW:
Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba  Phone:  (204)789-3766
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