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From: Eric Lease Morgan <emorgan(at)>
Date: Tue Aug 24 2004 - 19:07:47 GMT
If an XML element has been indexed as a field using swish, then is it 
possible to retrieve a record with that field using a free text search?

Suppose I have many XML files with the following structure:

     <description>a tangy fruit</description>

Furthermore, suppose I instruct swish to index the title element as a 

Now, is there a way to search a swish index for the word oranges 
*without* telling the search engine to look in the title field? In 
other words, I want to do something like this and retrieve my record:

   swish-e -w oranges

Is this possible? Is there something I can do to make this possible, or 
must I do this:

   swish-e -w title=oranges

Eric Lease Morgan
University Libraries of Notre Dame

(574) 631-8604
Received on Tue Aug 24 12:08:23 2004