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Re: Swish-E and HTML documents with frames

From: Chris Humphries <ChrisJMH(at)>
Date: Fri Feb 25 2000 - 18:39:52 GMT
Yes, Ron, that's fine, thanks - I just wanted to make sure I understand 
exactly what case you were describing.

The way my system works, all the "frame src" links are read to create one 
big file, and *any* "a href" links found in any of those files are returned 
as if they were from that one big file. This means that to get at any <A> 
tags in the HTML pages you describe, one would need to set the spider to 
read to a depth of 2.

I realise that this may not be what everyone wants, but it is just the way 
we are testing at the moment.

I would be happy to allow people to customise the retrieval behaviour to 
some extent - I don't think it would be too difficult to do that.

Chris Humphries

-----Original Message-----
From:	Ron Samuel Klatchko []
Sent:	Friday, February 25, 2000 6:13 PM
Subject:	Re: [SWISH-E] Re: Swish-E and HTML documents with frames

Chris Humphries wrote:
> I would be grateful if you could send me a sample of the case you 
described below to see if it will make my code or Swish-E fail.


It is very easy to construct the case I was talking about.  Create a
simple frameset (a top level frameset with two actual HTML files in
it).  Put an <A> tag in one of the HTML pages.  Normal frame behavior is
clicking on the link will only change the document of the frame it's in.

Is that enough to get you going?

           Ron Samuel Klatchko - Software Jester
            Brightmail Inc -
Received on Fri Feb 25 13:43:52 2000