Re: Search options for local documentation sets

Subject: Re: Search options for local documentation sets
From: Chris Despopoulos <despopoulos_chriss -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:15:24 +0000 (UTC)

I implemented my own search for my doc system. We deliver on the product server, and use the product server to serve up the help. BUT... I'm not allowed to put too much processing onto the server. So I implemented search in the client. I include stemming so it's kind of fuzzy. What I don't do is both fuzzy AND literal phrase searching. That (as far as I know) would require two indexes, and the absolute phrase index would be bigger than the stemmed index. I don't know... Maybe I'll figure out a way to do that...
I had looked around at the time, and didn't find anything free to use. But it turns out that now there are some open source technologies out there.Â

Here's one I found that looks interesting.https://github.com/cebe/js-search

I would say, look for in-client search or js search.
One caveat... I believe these won't work if you want to deliver your docs with a file:// protocol. It needs to he http:// or https:// -- For security reasons, Javascript doesn't do all it knows how to do when you access content via file://
cud

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