Well, this is from the "why reinvent the wheel" department -- have you
looked at htdig://?


Might save you some work.  Just a thought :)  More constructive replies
regarding actual code are forthcoming, I'm sure.
Web Design and Development Consultant
naturalaxis | http://www.naturalaxis.com/

On Tue, 2004-09-07 at 21:10 -0400, Ron Piggott wrote:
> I wanted to also ask about how you would build a web site search engine with
> php and mySQL.
> I had thought of setting up a table with a few columns ---
> one for the URL of the specific page (This could become a link when a match
> is found for that page)
> second with the page title --- used in displaying the search results
> third with the plain text from the page --- for searching purposes
> and then having one line of the table per web page on the site
> Then setting up a PHP form that would search the text from the page and make
> some type of matching results page for each entry that found the words the
> user typed in.
> Any other thoughts?  There is no compression this way,. but maybe there
> doesn't need to be.  I don't know how to automate populating a table, but I
> could use the cut / paste feature.
> Any other thoughts?  I know how to do the above and the PHP commands to
> use --- I wanted to ask before I got started for any tips instead of
> re-starting.
> Ron

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