Re: Search options for local documentation sets

Subject: Re: Search options for local documentation sets
From: Lois Patterson <loisrpatterson -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Chris Despopoulos <despopoulos_chriss -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 11:17:01 -0700

Yes, it seems the best search solutions do require that you not use
file://, which means having at least a local server.



On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 1:15 AM, Chris Despopoulos <
despopoulos_chriss -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> 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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