[Perlfect-search] mini Roadmap
Daniel Naber email@example.com
Sun, 13 Aug 2000 17:04:43 +0200
there are some patches on my patches page
(http://mini.gt.owl.de/~dnaber/perlfect/) that have not made it into 3.09.
I wonder which patches should go into the next version:
indexer-cgi.diff and index_form.html
If you do not have ssh/telnet access to your server you can use this patch
to start indexer.pl as a CGI. You need to set a password in conf.pl to
make things more secure. Then you can start the indexing process using
index_form.html. Warning: Only use this if absolutely necessary.
--> This is only for people without telnet/ssh access... if used, it's not
very secure. I doubt if it makes sense to add it?
Adds an option to tune ranking. This will increase the ranking of a
document if there's more than one matching term in that document.
--> this is a very short patch, it's optional and you can play with it
(now need to call indexer.pl if you modify the option). I think this
should go in.
Enables the use of the '*' as a joker/wildcard at the end of a search
term. This is slower than search without jokers, and it does not work if
+/- is used for that term.
--> This is just a hack, it's not efficient at all. It just iterates
trough the terms. This should not go in, IMHO.
This allows you to index PDF documents. You need pdftotext, which is part
of xpdf. As a side effect, untitled documents aren't called "Untitled"
anymore, but their filename is used as a link. Warning: This patch now
includes a security check, but if you don't trust the people whose files
you want to index, please do not use this option. It is neccessary to
invoke a shell to index PDFs, and this is a potential security problem.
--> Useful for big web pages that very often have at least some PDF files.
It's quite short, as it uses an external program. I think this should go