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RE: StoreDescription / swishdescription field parsing wrong meta tags

From: Tref Gare <TrefG(at)>
Date: Tue Dec 17 2002 - 02:09:08 GMT
Thanks Bill,

I've done some testing on the format you suggested and have worked out
that it's the jsp files that are causing the grief.

Ie: if I try to get a swishdescription from identical files, one a jsp
and the other an html then the html description works fine but the jsp
uses the first metatag it finds rather than the body tag

          swishdocpath: 6 ( 38) S:
            swishtitle: 7 ( 10) S: "venue hire"
          swishdocsize: 8 (  4) N: "0000000009138"
     swishlastmodified: 9 (  4) D: "2002-11-26 11:01:15"
      swishdescription:10 (120) S: "PageID 158 - generated by RedDot 4.5
(SP3) - - 2-K5b true venue hire venue hire acmi, venue hire
acmi, venue hi"
           description:12 ( 16) S: "acmi, venue hire"


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-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Moseley [] 
Sent: Tuesday, 17 December 2002 12:16 PM
To: Tref Gare; Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Re: [SWISH-E] StoreDescription / swishdescription field parsing
wrong meta tags

At 04:59 PM 12/16/02 -0800, Tref Gare wrote:
>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

I can't reproduce.  Can you generate an example like this that shows the

(if you can turn off wrapping in your mail program it makes it easier to
cut-n-paste - thanks.)

$ cat 1.html
<!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;charset=iso-8859-1">
 <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">
  Body text

$ cat c
parserwarnlevel 9
IndexContents HTML2 .htm .html .jsp 
StoreDescription HTML2 <body> 120

$ ./swish-e -c c -i 1.html -T properties -v0
          swishdocpath: 6 (  6) S: "1.html"
            swishtitle: 7 ( 12) S: "Run Lola Run"
          swishdocsize: 8 (  4) N: "1184"
     swishlastmodified: 9 (  4) D: "2002-12-16 17:07:50"
      swishdescription:10 (  9) S: "Body text"

$ ./swish-e -w not dkdk -x '%d\n' -H0
Body text

$ ./swish-e -w not dkdk -x '<swishdescription>\n' -H0   
Body text
Bill Moseley
Received on Tue Dec 17 02:12:57 2002