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RE: Swish-E and HTML documents with frames

From: Chris Humphries <ChrisJMH(at)>
Date: Mon Feb 28 2000 - 12:20:01 GMT
Saskia Beeser asked:
> Is it going to be an official version?

I am currently testing this new addition to the spider. So far it has 
behaved well and has indexed everything we expected it to.

This update will however be in no way an 'official' one. It will simply be 
a version of the spider which people may try at their own risk.

When I do upload it, I will try and explain how it works and what its 
limitations are. If you look in at the recent discussion emails, you may 
see those passed between myself and Ron Samuel Klatchko which illustrate 
some of the problems associated with using Swish-E to index frameset html 

I hope this is helpful. If all goes well I will try and upload something by 
this afternoon.

Chris Humphries.

-----Original Message-----
From:	Saskia Beeser []
Sent:	Monday, February 28, 2000 6:52 AM
To:	Chris Humphries
Subject:	Re: [SWISH-E] Swish-E and HTML documents with frames

Yes, very much! Is it going to be an official version?
                            Saskia Beeser
                            Computation Center
                            Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

On Thu, 24 Feb 2000, Chris Humphries wrote:

> I have been testing a new version of the Swish-E spider that can handle
> HTML documents with frames.
> If the spider program detects that the document is a framed HTML, it
> recursively builds content by reading through the <frame src> pointers, 
> builds up a list of all the <a href> links that it finds. It then passes
> *this* back to the C program, which indexes the document as if it were 
> big HTML. The spidering will work as if all the <a href> links found in 
> the frameset HTML files were at level 1.
> Would this be of use to anyone?
> Chris Humphries
Received on Mon Feb 28 07:23:42 2000