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Subject: RE: DOCBOOK-APPS: OT: Searching HTML

I don't think it's OT :-)

At some point I will also need to have a self-contained search feature
on chunked html pages where I won't be able to use the search tools that
require something on the server side
<http://www.searchtools.com/tools/tools.html> and neither HTML Help nor
Javahelp are options (would that they were!).

I'd considered taking some Javascript search dohicky that hacking it
into the xsls (like this one:
http://pascal.dynamic-core.net/greym/archives/00000014.php). There are
commercial apps that parse existing html files and add the search too (I
think it's pretty much the same thing--generating an index for the
javascript to use): http://www.devahelp.com/devasearch.htm. Manually
running this on the already generated html isn't attractive to me tho.
Also, I doubt the Javascript approach can be made to work with multibyte

I hadn't noticed the applet based search tools, but now that Jirka
mentiones it, it looks like a promising way to go:
http://www.siteforum.com/document_center/docfather.manual.pdf Perhaps it
can mostly be done with post-processing of the html files after all.

At this point, I haven't done more than a few google searches and won't
need to solve the problem for some time. Please let me know what ends up
working for you.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jirka Kosek [mailto:jirka@kosek.cz]
> Sent: Monday, September 02, 2002 9:40 AM
> To: Kraa de Simon
> Cc: 'docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org'
> Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: OT: Searching HTML
> Kraa de Simon wrote:
> > We would like to be able to search the HTML files generated 
> by the DocBook
> > stylesheets.
> > 
> > Anyone know how this can be done?
> > 
> > Is this also possible if the files are on a CD instead of a website?
> If you know that target users will have Windows, you can generate HTML
> Help from DocBook. HTML Help is format used for on-line help in many
> Windows applications including Windows itself. HTML Help contains HTML
> pages and additional panes with ToC, index and full-text search.
> Starting from Windows 98 HTML Help viewer is standard part of Windows
> and you can also redistribute viewer on your CD.
> There is also Java-based JavaHelp with similar capabilities, but it's
> significantly slower and not so user-friendly as HTML Help.
> I saw also some Java-applet based search engines targeted for CD-ROM
> distributed collections of HTML pages. 
> 				Jirka
> -- 
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>   Jirka Kosek  	                     
>   e-mail: jirka@kosek.cz
>   http://www.kosek.cz

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