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From "Jack Krupansky" <>
Subject Re: extracting/indexing HTML via cURL
Date Mon, 30 Apr 2012 21:17:40 GMT
I was thinking that you wanted to index the actual text from the HTML page, 
but have the stored field value still have the raw HTML with tags. If you 
just want to store only the raw HTML, a simple string field is sufficient, 
but then you can't easily do a text search on it.

Or, you can have two fields, one string field for the raw HTML (stored, but 
not indexed) and then do a CopyField to a text field field that has the 
HTMLStripCharFilter to strip the HTML tags and index only the text (indexed, 
but not stored.)

-- Jack Krupansky

-----Original Message----- 
From: okayndc
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2012 5:06 PM
Subject: Re: Solr: extracting/indexing HTML via cURL

Great, thank you for the input.  My understanding of HTMLStripCharFilter is
that it strips HTML tags, which is not what I want ~ is this correct?  I
want to keep the HTML tags intact.

On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 11:55 AM, Jack Krupansky 

> If by "extracting HTML content via cURL" you mean using SolrCell to parse
> html files, this seems to make sense. The sequence is that regardless of
> the file type, each file extraction "parser" will strip off all formatting
> and produce a raw text stream. Office, PDF, and HTML files are all treated
> the same in that way. Then, the unformatted text stream is sent through 
> the
> field type analyzers to be tokenized into terms that Lucene can index. The
> input string to the field type analyzer is what gets stored for the field,
> but this occurs after the extraction file parser has already removed
> formatting.
> No way for the formatting to be preserved in that case, other than to go
> back to the original input document before extraction parsing.
> If you really do want to preserve full HTML formatted text, you would need
> to define a field whose field type uses the HTMLStripCharFilter and then
> directly add documents that direct the raw HTML to that field.
> There may be some other way to hook into the update processing chain, but
> that may be too much effort compared to the HTML strip filter.
> -- Jack Krupansky
> -----Original Message----- From: okayndc
> Sent: Monday, April 30, 2012 10:07 AM
> To:
> Subject: Solr: extracting/indexing HTML via cURL
> Hello,
> Over the weekend I experimented with extracting HTML content via cURL and
> just
> wondering why the extraction/indexing process does not include the HTML
> tags.
> It seems as though the HTML tags either being ignored or stripped 
> somewhere
> in the pipeline.
> If this is the case, is it possible to include the HTML tags, as I would
> like to keep the
> formatted HTML intact?
> Any help is greatly appreciated.

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