[linux-elitists] HTML search engines

Jonathan Corbet corbet-elite@lwn.net
Mon Jun 18 08:30:34 PDT 2001


> I see _Pigdog Journal_ is using ht://dig, so I take that as a major
> point in ht://dig's favor.

FWIW, LWN uses htdig, but we're almost certainly going to replace it.  Our
users don't like it.  There's a couple of real difficulties, including the
lack of good support for multi-word searches, and for search strings with
any sort of punctuation.

Thus, for example, a search for "linux 2.5" fails horribly.

Not that we've had the time to figure out what we would replace it with...

jon

Jonathan Corbet
Executive editor, LWN.net
corbet@lwn.net



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