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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] WebHelp search - anybody working on improving?

Of course, using quotes around “source connectors” does enforce phrase searching. But you’re right that having that become more automatic as in Google searches would be wonderful. 

As I remember DocBook WebHelp ends up with Apache Lucene as its search engine, and Lucene is quite good. But, alas, the world has gotten very used to Dr. Google.

On Nov 10, 2016, at 7:09 AM, Camille Bégnis <camille@neodoc.biz> wrote:

We've been facing the issue too, and any tip will be appreciated.

The issue is that people are used to Google Search, and doing that on the client side is not easy ;-)


Camille Bégnis
789, rue de la gare
F-13770 Venelles

Le 10/11/2016 à 13:02, Janice Manwiller a écrit :
I use DocBook source with the docbkx Maven plugin to generate PDFs, WebHelp, and some HTML.

The WebHelp search is a source of frustration, mostly because it does not support phrase searches. So if you search for "source connectors", it looks for topics that have either the word source or the word connectors. While topics that contain both words do bubble to the top, the search does not specifically look for the phrase "source connectors", where both words are together in that order.

Has there been any effort to improve the search? Has anyone else implemented a custom search that supports phrase searches?



Janice Manwiller
Principal Technical Writer
Sqrrl Data, Inc.
www.sqrrl.com | @SqrrlData

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