Re: [htdig] Dummies Guide to Restricting searchs

Subject: Re: [htdig] Dummies Guide to Restricting searchs
From: Terry Collins (
Date: Wed Nov 15 2000 - 23:57:29 PST

David Robley wrote:

> > I changed action to read
> > action="/cgi-bin/htsearch?config=&restrict=/lists/slug" but it instantly
> > drops the restriction off the form.
> >
> > Is this the way to do it?
> > Can anyone tell me why the restriction is dropped?
> You could add, in your search form, a drop down list, named restrict,
> containing the various values of restriction you want. There are examples
> of the drop down lists, using the SELECT tag, in the search.html that comes
> with htdig.

Thanks David

I had a look at that and thought "poop" I just want to feed them the
value", then the brain fired up and said "go to the book shelf and look
at your html books dummy" I now know a little bit about forms and have
something working.

This is what I have entered for the part
        <LI><IMG SRC="/icons/folder.gif" ALT="[DIR]"> <A
        <LI><IMG SRC="/icons/folder.gif" ALT="[DIR]"> <A
        <LI><IMG SRC="/icons/folder.gif" ALT="[DIR]"> <A
        <LI><form method="get"
                <P>Search The SLUG list archive:
                <input type="text" size="30" name="words" value="">
                <input type="hidden" name="restrict" value="/lists/slug">
                <input type="submit" value="Search"></p>


I don't know if putting type=hidden is the right way to do it, but it
works and the restrict is kept for subsequent searches. If someone knows
a better way, I'd like to know.

The O'Reilly HTML book isn't too clear, or perhaps I haven't fathomed
their jargon. The book does mention that you can do it as I was (as part
of the action) but warns that the & character has a special meaning and
will be re-interpreted and you should useeither &#38 or &amp instead.

Thanks all

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