Re: [htdig] Indexing/searching for version numbers and dir paths

Subject: Re: [htdig] Indexing/searching for version numbers and dir paths
From: Gilles Detillieux (
Date: Thu Jul 13 2000 - 12:14:32 PDT

According to Tim Leggett:
> We recently began using htdig to index our document archive, which is
> composed of several hundred pdf docs. One problem--popular searches will be
> for version numbers, such as 5.0,, and so on. From searching the
> htdig list archive, I see that setting allow_numbers to true should index
> integers. Fine so far. But with default params, searching for 5.0 returns
> '50' as the search string (note the period is missing from the string).
> Removing the period from valid_punctuation gives us '5 and 0' as the search
> string. Not what we wanted, either--we need the search string to be '5.0'.
> Another type of search involves finding directory paths, such as gw/bin and
> sql/ddl/delta. Searching for gw/bin returns 'gw and (bin or bins)' as the
> search string. however, we need the string to be exactly 'gw/bin'.


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