Re: [htdig] query syntax and searching for exact meta


Subject: Re: [htdig] query syntax and searching for exact meta
From: Geoff Hutchison (ghutchis@wso.williams.edu)
Date: Wed Nov 29 2000 - 17:57:06 PST


At 12:48 AM +0100 11/30/00, Vladimir Tomasovic wrote:
>guess right syntax from different options, for example it's hard to find,
>that i could search from "foo*" or whether i can use altavista styled +
>and -).

For the most part, query syntax is just a list of words separated by
whitespace. If you use the prefix fuzzy algorithm, then foo* will be
accepted as such. For a list of the possible fuzzy algorithms, see:
<http://www.htdig.org/attrs.html#search_algorithm>

>another important thing is: can i restrict search for certain meta tags? for
>example the query would be: "author:john". i've found option
>keyword_meta_tag_names, but i'm not sure whether it's right one and how to
>use it.

Not at the moment. The current development code recognizes certain
tags and stores this information in the database, but the htsearch
code has not yet been rewritten to accept filters like this.

--
-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online
http://wso.williams.edu/

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