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From paolo berto <pbe...@jupiter-jazz.com>
Subject Re: webserverless search with lucene on offline HTML doc
Date Mon, 20 Feb 2006 11:45:37 GMT
Hey Dolf.

On Feb 20, 2006, at 12:11 PM, Trieschnigg, R.B. ((Dolf)) wrote:

> Hi Paulo,
>
> The main problem is that Lucene needs to store its index on a disk  
> which under normal circumstances an applet may not read. The applet  
> operates in a sandbox, which only allows "safe" operations. Reading  
> and writing to disk is not allowed. An applet can only get  
> resources from the host it came from.
> As Lucene does not allow an IndexReader to be created for a URL, I  
> guess it's not possible in a normal applet environment. Or you  
> should dive into the IndexReader code an write your own IndexReader  
> for remote indices.
>
> What you can also do is sign your applet; if a user accepts your  
> applet as safe you can run it as any other Java application  
> (download the index from a webserver to a temporary location and  
> query it for example).
> But I am usually quite sceptic with accepting signed applets from  
> unkown distributors; as it is like leaving your door open for  
> complete strangers ("of course you may delete all my files on disk").
>
> Are you going to put your applet on a website, or do you want to  
> distribute it on e.g. a cd? If I would buy some software from you  
> on a cd, I would more likely accept a signed applet than if I would  
> visit some obscure homepage.

Not on a website, I want to distribute it on a cd only. It will be  
part of the local installation of the software.

Paolo

>
> Regards,
> Dolf
>
>
>
>
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: paolo berto [mailto:pberto@jupiter-jazz.com]
>> Sent: maandag 20 februari 2006 11:44
>> To: java-user@lucene.apache.org
>> Subject: webserverless search with lucene on offline HTML doc
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I would like to figure out if it is possible to write a java
>> applet able to search with lucene through an HTML
>> documentation WITHOUT having a webserver installed on the
>> system and on multiple platforms.
>>
>> So I have a set of static offline HTML files forming a
>> software documentation, would like to index it and search
>> through it from a browser without having to install a web
>> server and on various platforms (osx/win32/linux) Is that
>> possible at all?
>>
>> Thanks and sorry for the basic question,
>>
>> paolo
>>
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