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StoreDescription / swishdescription field parsing wrong meta tags

From: Tref Gare <trefg(at)>
Date: Tue Dec 17 2002 - 01:00:04 GMT
Hi all and thanks again for any assistance anyone may be able to give.

I'm indexing a bunch of html files (alongside some pdfs and jsp) and am
having trouble getting the StoreDescription to work quite as I'd expect.

As far as I can tell I've set up the config file to index htm and html
using HTML2 and to store the description as <swishdescription> using up
to 120 characters from the <body> tag.  However swish-e is
intermittently returning a swishdescription field with contents from one
of the meta tags on the page, namely the Generator tag.
<META NAME="GENERATOR" CONTENT="PageID 667 - generated by RedDot 4.5
(SP3) - - 2-K5b" />

As you can see from the following config file I am indexing a specific
metatag named "description but this element of the equation is working
fine it seems.

My search string looks like this:


swish-e.exe -m 15 -b 1 -f /WWW/ACMI/catalog/acmi.index -w "lola " -x


Here's an example of one of the swishdescriptions getting returned:


PageID 531 - generated by RedDot 4.5 (SP3) - - 2-K5b true Run
Lola Run Run Lola Run Run Lola Run Run Lola Run R


And here's the head of that page


<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"
<head><META NAME="GENERATOR" CONTENT="PageID 531 - generated by RedDot
4.5 (SP3) - - 2-K5b" />
 <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;
 <meta http-equiv="imagetoolbar" content="no">
 <meta http-equiv="MSThemeCompatible" content="no">
 <meta name="MSSmartTagsPreventParsing" content="true">
 <!-- metadata -->
 <title>Run Lola Run</title>
 <meta name="DC.Title" lang="en" content="Run Lola Run">
 <meta name="DC.Subject" scheme="to be advised before development"
content="Run Lola Run">
 <meta name="keywords" content="Run Lola Run">
 <meta name="DC.Description" lang="en" content="Run Lola Run">
 <meta name="Description" content="Run Lola Run">
 <meta name="DC.Creator" lang="en" content="corporateName=Australian
Centre for the Moving Image; address=Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC;
contact=+61 3 8663 2200">
 <meta name="DC.Publisher" lang="en" content="corporateName=Australia
Centre for the Moving Image">
 <meta name="DC.Date.modified" scheme="ISO8601" content="2002-11-21">


The config file looks like this:

IndexFile "C:/WWW/ACMI/catalog/acmi.index"
IndexDir .
IndexContents HTML2 .htm .html .jsp 
StoreDescription HTML2 <body> 120

IndexContents TXT2 .pdf
FileFilter .pdf "pdftotext" "%p -"
NoContents .gif .jpg .mdb .xml
IndexOnly .htm .html .jsp .pdf
FollowSymLinks yes
MetaNames description
PropertyNames description
ReplaceRules prepend "filesys"
ReplaceRules replace "filesys\." "http://devbox:88"
# ReplaceRules regex "/\x5c/\x2f/gi"
 ReplaceRules replace "\\\\" "/"
# this line tells swish-e not to index the any folders with xml in the
# ie the xml folder and all its subfolders
FileRules pathname contains xml
FileRules dirname contains WEB-INF


Any guidance/clarification of where I'm going wrong will be much


Tref Gare
Development Consultant
Level 19/114 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000
phone: +61 3 9642 5553
fax: +61 3 9642 1335
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Received on Tue Dec 17 01:00:21 2002