Re: [htdig] index always scores 100

Subject: Re: [htdig] index always scores 100
From: Ted Stresen-Reuter (
Date: Tue Sep 05 2000 - 07:15:54 PDT

I'm using 3.1.5. The page is indeed one of the smaller pages on the site.
What's really odd, though, is that if you enter a word that doesn't appear
ANYWHERE in the document (not the keywords, not the description, not the
title, nowhere in the body), it still comes up with a score of 100.

Now, all pages do link back to this index page so the backlink factor may
influence the score, but it doesn't explain why it's finding a match for
words that don't even appear.

If you want, go to and enter the
word "kraft" as the search term and you'll see what I mean. I've tried
deleting the databases and indexing again, but I still got the same



> From: Gilles Detillieux <>
> Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 14:22:17 -0500 (CDT)
> To: (Ted Stresen-Reuter)
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: [htdig] index always scores 100
> According to Ted Stresen-Reuter:
>> Any idea why my index.html page always scores 100? It isn't overly loaded
>> with keywords or anything like that. I've tried setting the backlink factor
>> as low as 0 and although it scores less, it still scores far more than other
>> pages that are more appropriate.
> Sorry, it seems your question slipped through the cracks. You don't
> mention which version you're running. I know some of the 3.2 betas have
> scoring bugs. Also, in the 3.1.x series, it does seem to give more weight
> to smaller pages, and to pages where the word appears closer to the top.
> That may be a contributing factor.
> --
> Gilles R. Detillieux E-mail: <>
> Spinal Cord Research Centre WWW:
> Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba Phone: (204)789-3766
> Winnipeg, MB R3E 3J7 (Canada) Fax: (204)789-3930

To unsubscribe from the htdig mailing list, send a message to
You will receive a message to confirm this.
List archives: <>
FAQ: <>

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b28 : Tue Sep 05 2000 - 07:17:57 PDT