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From Nathan Wells <nwwe...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Generating a static index
Date Fri, 18 Nov 2011 13:32:47 GMT
I haven't asked in the grails community yet. I definitely will. 

Nathan Wells

On Nov 18, 2011, at 4:35 AM, Ian Lea <ian.lea@gmail.com> wrote:

> You can certainly create a lucene index once and deploy it multiple
> times with your app.  It should be portable if you deploy the relevant
> lucene jar as well.
> 
> So I think that is a yes to "can".  Not sure about the "should"
> though.  As far as I'm aware lucene won't index HTML directly although
> there are HTML parsers you could use to extract the text and pass it
> to lucene.  But there might be better ways to do it - have you asked
> in the Grails community?
> 
> 
> --
> Ian.
> 
> 
> On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 12:00 AM, Nathan Wells <nwwells@gmail.com> wrote:
>> All,
>> 
>> I'm using the excellent Grails web framework, and the documentation
>> tool it provides. The documenation tool allows you to write in wiki
>> and it will output fully formatted and linked documentation. What it
>> doesn't do is provide a search mechanism for docs (static html).
>> 
>> I think the best solution to my problem is to generate an index at
>> build time (after the HTML has been generated), and ship that with the
>> product. Since these files will literally never change, I want to
>> avoid having to index every time I deploy my web app. So, in my case,
>> the "indexing" and the "searching" operations are heavily disjoint. My
>> question to the group is, Can/Should I do this with Lucene? Is my
>> approach sane? Can an index be made portable?
>> 
>> Thanks for your help!
>> Nathan Wells
>> 
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