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From Ian Lea <>
Subject Re: Generating a static index
Date Fri, 18 Nov 2011 11:35:18 GMT
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?


On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 12:00 AM, Nathan Wells <> 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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