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Text Search - Description

Text Search provides a generic text search of a website. It includes a robot spider mechanism to generate a search dataset for the website in advance for rapid results. The spider can be run resident on the server or on local non-networked PC development platform.


Invocation is supported via POST passing text to search for. Text Search Controls are supported by both static HTML pages and dynamic page templates used by JHZ-CS Page Generators.

Output Results

Results are sorted by numbers of matches per page and formatted using a customizable template.

Template processing supports automatic generation of:

Search Dataset Creation

The Search Dataset is a standard ASCII flat file. The Text Search robot spidering mechanism can be run on either the PC development platform where a current representation of the website resides or as a web based back-end administrative CGI. The Search Dataset is to be manually generated periodically following website updates.

Server Requirements:

  • OS: Unix, Linux, Macintosh OS X® and Windows®
  • HTTP 1.x with CGI (Common Gateway Interface) PERL 5.x (check with your ISP or Server Administrator; this requirement is typically supported on most systems)
  • Optional: SENDMAIL (supported Unix/Linux/OS X platforms), or PERL NET:SMTP (available from CPAN, commonly used on Windows® OS) SMTP installed and configured. This optional requirement supports automatic email notification to the webmaster when execution errors are detected.

JHZ-CS Solutions are offered exclusively under the terms and conditions of the JHZ-CS Software License Agreement.