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Searching a site on a CD?

I'm going to publish a site to a CD. It needs a search.

How would I do that?

Sorry, I think I've asked this before but I can't find the answer.

tk
Thursday, September 16, 2004

One of our clients is using "ArraySuche" bei Johannes Gamperl which is javascript searching through array variables you populate using CityScript, e.g. with

{$foreach t in ("whatever")$}
new dbRecs(
"{$t.teaser$}",
"{$t.headline$}",
"{$t.body$}")
{$between$},{$next$}
);

It works but there are probably better supported / documented Javascript search functions out there.

Patrick Thomas
http://www.telepark.de/webwizards

Patrick Thomas
Friday, September 17, 2004

Terry,
some years ago I made good experiences with an offline local search engine by Rainer Eschen. Take a look at  http://cms.webetiser.com/
It came with an indexer which processed your html-files, common office files (all that stuff with some detectable RTF-text in it) and I think also some sort of PDF files. The user had to enable JavaScript to run the search. The system came with templates for search- and result pages. At that time my site worked with frames and I had to tweak my existing frame and menu logic only a bit to implement the search engine.

There have been also some open source projects of indexers and offline search engines.

Roland Kiefer
Friday, September 17, 2004

I've used the one from Tipue ( http://www.tipue.com/ ) and it seems to work fairly well.

George Illes
Friday, September 17, 2004

This page discusses 5 products:

http://www.masternewmedia.org/2002/06/30/search_tools_to_support_offline_searching_on_cdrom.htm

tk
Friday, September 17, 2004

http://www.jobjects.com/products/questagent/free.html

This program is pretty good. I used the pay version to put search on one of those O'Reilly CD's I bought for work.

Their $$$ seems to be much more than I remember it 4 or 5 years ago, but the free edition is capable of searching 1k HTML files.

There's an evaulation version of the pro edition that says it's 'fully functional.'

www.MarkTAW.com
Monday, September 20, 2004

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