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Re: Handling Embedded Markup

From: Peter Karman <peter(at)>
Date: Tue Mar 21 2006 - 03:55:56 GMT
seems like the document property should be getting <>& etc converted 
into entities and/or escaped anyway, yes? Swish-e doesn't parse the 
property text it stores for any kind of validity; it just keeps pushing 
chars onto the end of the string till it reaches the limit set in the 

so I think the answer is, if you store special chars (<>&) in your 
properties, it's your responsibility to escape them properly in your 
display code. I would assume the asp lib has html escape() method of 
some kind.

Sean scribbled on 3/20/06 9:05 PM:
> I have a small problem when displaying search results in a web browser.
> One of the indexed word documents contains the following text in a
> formulae field:
> {ADDIN REFMGR.CITE <Refman><Cite><Author>...</Author><Year>...</Year>
> <RecNum>...</RecNum></Cite></Refman>}
> in an embedded formulae field (it is a reference manager citation)
> Anyway, description is being truncated in the search results (as
> expected) at the 250th char which happens to be here: "ADDIN
> REFMGR.CITE <Refman><Cite><Author>Centre"
> Obviously, the unclosed reference to <cite> is stuffing up the
> formatting of the rest of the search results page.
> Should this sort of thing get handled by the document filter program,
> the search engine internally or during display of the results ?
> Any suggestions ?
> ps. I am using some homegrown asp code to display the search results.
> Thanks

Peter Karman  .  .  peter(at)
Received on Mon Mar 20 19:55:57 2006