I am sending these questions (at the suggestion of Roy Tenant) to the
swish-e discussion list. Roy felt that some of you on the list might
be able to help me.
FYI I have used SWISH since living at Davis CA (before 1998) when I had
installed on my old feefhs website there in mid 1996. Currently I have
more recent version of SWISH installed on my "old site" here in Salt
City, however I have 2 problems with using it in a "robust" text
1) The version installed (it was current as of November 2000) seems to
miss most acronyms and also miss some names (as an example - it will NOT
index "ALSRL", but it WILL index "Alsace Research List" when both appear
on a given web page).
2) The SWISH search page is set for 40 hits, but it is variable -- and
is limited to 100 hits. I need several hundred hits / listings at
least and I would prefer at least 500. I don't mind a longer wait
for the search to occur, if that is a necessary result.
3) Now for my real question. I have a new site with about 40 Megs of
genealogy text on a Windows NT server (where I have almost 100 megs
of web space now) at Intercom.com of Sparks, Nevada). My site will
eventually grow to several hundred megs of genealogy text. I know
I have to have a search engine for its use by others, but which one?
Questions: Is there an "older version" of SWISH (compatible with a
web installation on a Windows 2000 NT Server at an ISP) that does not
have the two limitations I mention above? Can it be installed
within my existing web space without having to deal with my ISP's
webmaster and the CGI bin capabilities of that Windows 2000 NT server?
I will greatly appreciate any advice I receive on what to do. I have
a computer programer who will actually do the installation for me.
Received on Fri Jan 31 08:34:53 2003