ANN: Update of "Topsearch" for XML-files
sanke at hrz.uni-kassel.de
Sun Feb 27 17:53:42 EST 2005
I am in the course of updating my "Topsearch" tool for text search in
stacks and the Rev documentation to be able to search the new XML-format
of the help docs. I plan to make it available in about two weeks.
Screenshots can be viewed on my website
The basic feature to search all text fields of a Revolution or Metacard
stack remains unchanged.
The "Dictionary"-, "Faq"-, "Topics"- and "Glossary"-folders can be
searched. The results are displayed in the field on the right with the
searchstring colored and the XML-file addresses inserted as links.
Clicking on such a file link displays the complete article in the left
field - again with the searchstring colored. If the article itself
contains links these are displayed for further reference.
The Rev Help XML-files can also be searched from inside the Metacard IDE.
While working on how to parse the XML-files for my specific needs, I
found some "inconsistencies" in the "Topics" files, where closing tags
are missing,; I took care of that in my scripts, but I think these
glitches are so minor - although they affect the display of the files in
question - as not to warrant a Bugzilla entry.
(replace "<p><h2>The special descriptor </i>this" with "<p><h2>The
special descriptor <i>this</i></h2>"
# above for: file "object_types_and_object_ref.xml"
replace ">Unix systems</docRef>)</p>" with ">Unix
# above for: file "properties and property profiles.xml")
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