Re: [htdig] indexing full text documents


Subject: Re: [htdig] indexing full text documents
From: Brian Hancock (bhancock@harvest.rutgers.edu)
Date: Thu Mar 16 2000 - 08:29:03 PST


Thanks to Gilles and Geoff for their responses to my question. It turns
out it's javascript. I've been using a javascript pull-down menu for many
of my pages and those weren't indexed. Once removed everything works
fine, in fact, htdig does a good job on full-text.
Regards,
Brian

On Thu, 16 Mar 2000, Gilles Detillieux wrote:

> htdig does not follow directories. It follows hypertext links in
> HTML documents. It's a subtle but extremely important difference.
> You may need to check the documents where it doesn't seem to go any
> deeper, when you think it should, to see why that's the case. It might
> be that it just doesn't see any HTML tags linking to other documents.
> Also, be aware that htdig doesn't follow JavaScript links.
>
> As you mentioned that you installed htdig from an RPM, I'd also suggest
> that you make sure you installed the correct one. There are three
> different i386 binary RPMs, for three different C libraries. This is a
> common problem. See http://www.htdig.org/files/binaries/README.RPMS.txt
> for details.
>

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