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Re: Novice question: unknown MetaNames error

From: Julie Wetherill <julie(at)>
Date: Fri Jan 16 2004 - 13:53:04 GMT
Hi Bill,

Actually, the MetaNames directive was in the conf file from the beginning. 
I reindexed over and over, looking for causes of the problem, but not until 
addition of PropertyNames did a search by metaname work. When searching by 
metaname, there must be a dependency on definitions in PropertyNames.

By the way, can someone explain the attribute "first" -- this, along with 
"author" was assigned to MetaNames when I first took a look at the conf file.

Thanks.  --julie

At 07:49 PM 1/15/2004, you wrote:
>On Thu, Jan 15, 2004 at 04:03:29PM -0800, David Wood wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > OK, perhaps this makes me a newbie-newbie, but why would adding
> > 'description' to PropertyNames help here?  I thought MetaNames were things
> > to _search_ on, and PropertyNames were things to _display_ in search
> > results.  And in Julie's example she had 'description' in MetaNames,
> > _searched_ on 'description', and didn't try to display any wacky
> > properties.  So why didn't her initial example work?
>It didn't, I'm sure.
>My guess is that the MetaNames was added later and not reindexed.  Then
>the PropertyNames was added and only then was swish-e run again.
>[anyone else notice that message threading finally works!]
>Bill Moseley

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Received on Fri Jan 16 13:59:59 2004