Subject: Re: [htdig] ISO Info on Funtionality
From: Gilles Detillieux (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Dec 16 1999 - 14:13:14 PST
According to Michael Johnson:
> I need a little information about how htdig handle header redirection.
> Here is my situation. htdig is running on a domain and is limited to
> searching only that domain. We want it to also index the first external
> page from any level. Example:
> 1. www.mysite.com is the site with htdig running
> 2. www.mysite.com/index.html links to www.someothersite.com/page.html
> 3. In an attempt to make htdig index www.someothersite.com/page.html I
> have done created a perl script that accepts 1 parameter, a url, and then
> prints 'Location: [url]. This causes a redirection to [url].
> So my ultimate question is will htdig index this page or not? Does it see
> that is a redirection and not follow the link?
htdig will follow redirects, but only if they fall within the scope of
limit_urls_to, which is set to the same as your start_url by default.
You'd need to change this to allow digging files from other sites, but
then it won't be limited to the first external page only.
-- Gilles R. Detillieux E-mail: <email@example.com> Spinal Cord Research Centre WWW: http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/~grdetil Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba Phone: (204)789-3766 Winnipeg, MB R3E 3J7 (Canada) Fax: (204)789-3930
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