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Re: StoreDescription for XML, indexing Powerpoint files

From: Bill Moseley <moseley(at)>
Date: Sun Jan 26 2003 - 18:11:10 GMT
On Thu, 23 Jan 2003, Andrew Smith wrote:

> To use StoreDescription for XML, you need to give a tag in the XML from 
> which to extract the description text; and the same is true for storing 
> descriptions of HTML. This makes sense for HTML (which is a single 
> standard where you can use e.g. <body> as the StoreDescription tag), but 
> doesn't seem to for XML (which is extensible and thus you define your own 
> tags and format). I.e. the files you are indexing could contain many 
> different types of XML files and there will be no single XML tag that they 
> all share which could be used as the common StoreDescription tag. So it 
> seems StoreDescription should be changed for XML files to either allow 
> entire (up to some number of characters, as TXT descriptions are 
> specified) XML files to be stored or to allow multiple tags to be 
> specified. Is there any way to get around this in the current Swish-e to 
> store entire XML file contents as descriptions?

An example would be helpful.

True, Swish probably can not deal with all possible uses of XML.

If you want to use multiple tag names for the description you might be
able to use the PropertyNameAlias directive.

Bill Moseley
Received on Sun Jan 26 18:11:32 2003