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BETA 2 RELEASE!!
Here is the code for this applet:
<applet code="searchTHIS.class" width=400 height=250>
<param name="frame" value="_blank">
<param name="message" value="Sample Search Box">
<param name="button" value="Search!">
<param name="with_description" value="NO">
<param name="when_load" value="NOW">
<param name="bgcolor" value="blue">
<param name="fgcolor" value="orange">
<param name="font_type" value="TimesRoman">
<param name="font_style" value="BOLD">
<param name="font_size" value="12">
<param name="cleartext" value="Clear">
Questions?? Visit the FAQ...CLICK HERE!!
Beta 2 Release!!
Updates to the Beta 2 Release
- Meta Tag insertion - it appears as if this was the most problemsome peice of code, so I removed it, and also
the meta tag insertion capability. If you don't have description and keyword tags in your html files you can still
enter them in, they will not be added to the appropriate html file.
- Option command line argument - I have added a command line argument called option. The value for this is:
-s -- Skip Errors, do not index files that have no meta tags.
-k -- Keep Errors, add files that have no meta tags, the user will be prompted for missing information.
- Frame applet Parameter - The applet has a new parameter called frame. This will dictate the location of the search
results from the searchTHIS Applet.
- NETSCAPE POWER!! - The latest release generates search.html, which searches for keywords for those web visitors that are using
Microsoft Internet Explorer. search.html will load up searchit.html automatically if your web site visitor is
using Netscape Navigator. searchit.html has some awesome NETSCAPE POWER! It will enable your visitors to search on not
only the keywords, but also the actual text of the html files for results, AND return them in order of relevance. SHEEW! That
is pretty darn cool if you ask me. One of the most powerful serverless java script search engines available... And it is All FREE!!
Click Here to try out the search engine.
searchTHIS2 is ten times your average search engine, combined with indexTHIS, the ultimate in indexing tools that will
index your entire website and score text in your html files so that users can get relevant results back on their searches.
searchTHIS2 is a java applet that comes in two handy versions, one that uses java 1.0 and one that uses java 1.1 for future
versions of Browsers that will be using it.
- How it works...
Download the files into your web site's root directory and unzip them.
java indexTHIS <score> -<option>
where score is a number that designates the amount of times a word must
be found in a file in order for it to be considered "important." This
number is usually around 3 or 4, but could be more or less, read more
about that specific topic below. The indexer will go through all of your
html files and index them. It will go through and create indicies, one
based on the meta description and keywords tags. It will then go through
and index all of the text in the body of the html files, but not the html
tags. It will score them, and they will be included in the index file
based on whether the score is greater than the score you entered when you
first ran the program. After all of the files are indexed, there will be
5 files that are created, search.html, searchit.html, netscape.js, db.txt, and db.js. The first
It reads all of it's data from netscape.js, and returns results based on the keywords, text of the file,
and score, or the most relevant results first. That is pretty awesome. Due to limitations with IE, the really
applet to search. When the applet loads up, the files are loaded on the
local machine. Then, the applet searches them based on text entered by
the users. The results are ordered by the score of the word in the
file(THIS IS WHERE THE SCORE COMES IN). This way, the results are
returned in order of relevance...the first in the list being the most
relevant(having matched the word with the highest score) and getting less
as the list goes down.
It generates a db.txt file that contains a list of all of the words in
your html files AND scores them, then the applet uses this file, and the
db.js file, to search your web pages.
IT TAKES LONGER TO INDEX!!!....very important, it takes longer to index
your web site...the larger your site and files, the longer it will take.
Indexing time could range from anywhere between 10 seconds, to 10
Minutes, depending on you computer, file size and file count.
Download and unzip into your root directory...IT MUST BE IN YOUR ROOT
DIRECTORY TO WORK!!!
java indexTHIS <score> -<option>
where the score is the minimum number of occurrences of a word that will
allow it into your db.txt file. The higher this number, the more
relevant and shorter your db.txt file is, and the shorter the load up
time for the applet. THe lower this number, the more words in the db.txt
file, and the longer the load up time for the applet.
You can customize just about everything on the applet!! The font size,
type, style, foreground, background, when the files are downloaded,
whether or not to include the descriptions in the result list box, the
text on the button, the text of the Enter Search Words message, etc. If
you have problems customizing your applet, use the settings indicated above.
- CGI Friendly -- the db.txt file that is created is VERY friendly to
cgi scripts if you choose to use them, it is VERY easily parseable!
Download the update
If you still want the old version that may cause some problems, get it
forget it, it's GONE!!
If you have any questions or concerns ,email me at: