Web search engine required
Smylers at stripey.com
Wed May 21 15:24:09 BST 2008
Martin A. Brooks writes:
> David Cantrell wrote:
> > Can anyone recommend a decent webby search thing I can use on my own
> > site?
> I've enjoyed using SWISH, which seems to fit most of your criteria.
However be aware:
... the XML parser should only be used for parsing US-ASCII encoded
text. ... Indexing non-8859-1 data may result in invalid character
Supporting Unicode basically requires a full re-write of all the code.
This may not matter at all to you. But there is no work-around: Swish
simply does not work with multiple-byte characters. So if you have
Unicode text (and coercing it into, say, Latin 1 isn't an option[*0])
then Swish isn't usable.
[*0] Which it quite often isn't if you're using characters not in
Latin 1. Or you think you might in the future. Or you want general
web users to be able to add comments, in which case you can't know
which characters they'll want to use.
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