Re: [htdig] Sort by Date from Meta Tags ???

Subject: Re: [htdig] Sort by Date from Meta Tags ???
From: Gilles Detillieux (
Date: Tue Apr 11 2000 - 09:15:43 PDT

According to Michael Pfennich:
> Is there a possibility, to sort the result by the Metatag "Created"
> and/or
> "Changed", and not the modification time of the File ????

Not quite. In 3.2, there is a use_doc_date option, that causes htdig to
use the "date" meta tag as the document's modification date/time, but
it doesn't look for any other meta tags carrying dates. Of course, it
would be a simple patch to htdig/ to add other tags. It currently
expects dates in ISO-8601 format (YYYY-MM-DD), which is apparently what
the Dublin Core standard is for the date meta tag, but that too could
quite easily be expanded in htdig/'s got_time() function.

Adding these capabilities to the 3.1.5 release would take a fair bit more
effort, so if you want to try the bleeding edge, and don't mind hacking the
code a bit, just wait a little longer and 3.2.0b2 should be released.

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