Togrel Melonfire provides no warranties or support for the source code described in this article. Thus far, the previous examples have assumed a Web site consisting of static HTML pages as the base for ht: The process, though somewhat indes, is nonetheless extremely fast and — thanks to intelligent search algorithms and scoring systems — also very accurate. Below is the default header. All the relevant variables will be replaced as in the header.
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The class sets certain configuration directives to work with special result page template files that are necessary to let the class parse the search results and extract the information returned by htsearch program.
The special template files are supplied within this class package. To make this class work properly, please follow these steps: 1. You may generate as many different configuration files as you want, possibly one configuration file for each site that you may be hosting in the same server. In this case, you may want to specify different directories for the database files that will contain each site index.
The script should call the GenerateConfiguration function to tell the class to create the configuration file. The GenerateConfiguration function merges your custom options with some options that the class needs to set to make the search results page parsing work properly.
The next step after creating a suitable configuration file is to start the process of crawling a site to build the index database files. It calls the class function named Dig that wraps around the htdig, htmerge and htfuzzy commands. This function can be called as often as you want, eventually using different configuration files, if you want, to index different sites. This is something that you probably will schedule to be done once a day on low traffic hours for each of your sites.
Only when the process is ended, the final index database files replaced with the contents of temporary files. This way you can run a crawling process at the same time the site is being searched by your users using database files from the previous crawling session. Once your site is indexed at least once, you can start using the class to provide an interface to search your site pages.
You can use this example script as base for your customized site search page. The example script presents a simple search form. When the form is submitted, it calls the Search function and outputs the results split into pages with links to navigate between each pages of search results. The number of results per page is configurable.
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It so happens that the ht: For reasons why htdig may be rejecting some links to parts of your site, see question 5. Additionally, the images used in the result page created after an ht: See also question 2. Update patches resumed with ijdexing 3. That depends on whether you want to protect certain parts of your site from prying eyes, or just limit the scope of search results to certain relevant areas. It also reduces digging time slightly.
Htdig site indexing and searching interface: Interface with Ht:/Dig indexing and search engine.
For example, you can put these directives in your Apache configuration:. For the latter, you just need to set the restrict or exclude input indexint in the search form. Recommend this page to a friend! The GenerateConfiguration function merges your custom options with some options that the class needs to set to make the search results page parsing work properly. Note also that while this answer is specific to Solaris, it may work for other OSes too, so you may want to give it a try.
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