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Re: Re: Switch-e and <META DESCRIPTION=...>

From: Brian Rankin <brankin(at)>
Date: Tue Dec 01 1998 - 17:12:08 GMT
On Tue, 1 Dec 1998, Rainer Scherg wrote:

> Doing such things via perl is not the way to go, because it's to slow 
> and if you are doing such things via perl, you could also do the complete
> search engine with find -name '*.htm" -print | grep "$what"...

Not slow at all.  Check out - 
these are four swish++ indexes, each indexes about 1000 documents.  The 
Perl script pulls-out the first 300 non-html characters from 
each document that matches the query, and uses that as the desription.  
This happens interactively for each search result.
The software all resides on an old Sparc-10 with 48MB RAM (about as fast 
as a 486-66).  Not too shabby for a Perl script...

> Regards Rainer
Received on Tue Dec 1 09:14:18 1998