Peter Farmer scribbled on 7/20/05 9:35 PM:
> Can anyone confirm that if I want to use an alternative HTML metadata
> element (in this case the Dublin Core Date.modified element) as the
> swishlastmodified property for an indexed document (via
> ProperyNameAlias) that the only encoding scheme that will work is
> 'seconds since the UNIX epoch' ?
Yes. see http://swish-e.org/archive/2002-08/4374.html
> Is there a recommended way to extend swish-e cleanly to do the
> conversion or do I have to modify core swish-e code to enable detection
> of W3C-DTF date metadata and convert it to unix epoch format ?
> Or would it be better idea to extend the spider to preconvert the
> DC.Date.modified values before passing to swish-e ?
the last: pass in the epoch value via spider.
> If I do need to modify swish-e, is it this facility something that
> would be able to be folded back in to the main code base, rather that
> me having to maintain a forked version ?
You don't need to modify swish-e. Just pass in epoch seconds. You can get it
back in other formats (see SWISH-RUN and look for 'epoch' and the -x option); if
using the Perl SWISH::API, there are lots of ways of manipulating date stamps
(localtime() for one).
Peter Karman . http://peknet.com/ . peter(at)not-real.peknet.com
Received on Wed Jul 20 20:37:31 2005