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 - 15:26:11 PDT

According to Tim Leggett:
> Thank you--I was thinking about extra_word_characters, but didn't complete
> the thought.
> So, I add a slash and period to extra_word_characters (I already have the
> underscore there). Should I remove these chars from valid_punctuation (as
> I've done with the period)? So, my params would be:
> extra_word_characters: _/.
> valid_punctuation: <the default set, less _/. >


> Or, does htdig process valid_punctuation by ignoring, for example,
> <period+space>. In that case, I suppose I could have this combination of
> parameters, yes?
> extra_word_characters: _/.
> valid_punctuation: <the default set>

I don't know what you mean by <period+space>, but htdig will strip out all
characters in valid_punctuation from within words, so if you want to keep
them, don't put them in there.

Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <>
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