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From Erik Abele <>
Subject Re: Search on docs page?
Date Sun, 17 Nov 2002 22:54:53 GMT
great idea!

A nice example of this is forrest's integrated google searchbox; to see
it live, point your browser to


Joshua Slive wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Nov 2002, Cliff Woolley wrote:
>>On Sun, 17 Nov 2002, Rich Bowen wrote:
>>>I missed when the search thingy got put on the top of the /docs-2.0/
>>>page. Can we either update the data that is getting searched, or remove
>>>that? Searching for vhost, for example, gives a bunch of 1.3 docs, which
>>>is rather unintuitive for someone on the 2.0 documentation site. Is
>>>there any chance that we can just do a google search, limited to a
>>>certain URL-space? Seems that we'd get more meaningful results.
>>+1 to using google (yes, they let you do that)
> I'm in favor of that as well.  There is one little issue:  If we just
> throw up a form on the page that does a restricted google search, google
> will serve adds on the results pages.  If we don't care about that, then
> fine.  If we do care, then we could contact google to see if they would
> remove them for us.
> (Another issue is that google only updates its index once a month or so,
> while the search engine is updated more frequently.  But the
> improved quality of results is probably worth it.)
> Joshua.
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