Subject: Re: [htdig] Dummies Guide to Restricting searchs
From: David Robley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Nov 15 2000 - 21:59:35 PST
On Thu, 16 Nov 2000, Terry Collins wrote:
> Geoff Hutchison wrote:
> > At 12:14 PM +1100 11/16/00, Terry Collins wrote:
> > >I understand from my reading that I can restrict the search to returning
> > >only results from one list. i.e. http://www.woa.com.au/lists/list-name
> > >by using exclude and restrict parameters when htsearc is called.
> > >
> > >My problem is that I don't understand HOW to go about this?
> > >Can anyone point me to some further info/how-to/etc?
> > See <http://www.htdig.org/hts_form.html>
> > (esp. the "restrict" and "exclude" portions)
> Thanks Geoff.
> This is what I had read before posting, but the how-to-do-it eluded me
> (html is rather limited). Then in the usual fashion of an illumination
> coming as soon as you post to a list, I tried making the link read
> which seems to work and it carries the restriction forward for
> successive searches. Seems because at the moment, it is still doing
> indexing of the other areas.
> Is this autocarry forward of the restriction reliable?
> However, I'd like to allow them to enter a search value for the first
> search rather than return an error message first up.
> I've also looked at somewhere else that had a form (something I've never
> used before) and cut-and-pasted into my page.
> <form method="get" action="/cgi-bin/htsearch">
> <p><input type="text" size="30" name="words" value="">
> <input type="submit" value="Search"></p>
> 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
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