RE: Portable HTML Search Engine

Subject: RE: Portable HTML Search Engine
From: "Keith Soltys" <keith -at- soltys -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 12:41:44 -0400

Assuming that your client machine can or does run a web server, you should
be able to use HT/Dig (, which is an open-source search tool.
I used it on our departmental intranet site and it was pretty
straightforward to set up and use. I'm not sure if you could use it to index
a CD but you could certainly run it on a copy of the documentation on the
client's machine.


Keith Soltys
keith -at- soltys -dot- ca
Host of "Internet Resources for Technical Communicators" since 1994
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> Hello,
> The company that I work for is in need of a high quality portable HTML
> search engine that does not rely on a server. The reason: We distribute
> the documentation on a CD and we place it on our customer's SGI or UNIX
> platform as well.
> We are currently using a java based search engine called "Astaware's
> NetResults". It has "issues" and we would love to see if there are any
> other search tools out there that we should test prior to our
> subscription renewal with NetResults.
> In short:
> * We have 7,000+ html pages that need indexing
> * We distribute on CD and install a search engine on the client machine
> (SGI/UNIX based)
> * We need a good recommendation or solution to our searching needs....
> Any help, suggestions, or advice on this would be greatly
> appreciated....
> Best Regards,


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