search engine

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon May 10 09:58:23 EDT 2004

I'll see what I can do -- but these pages are dynamically generated by
mailman, so I don't know how hard it would be to add the extra information.
I'll take a look and see.


Neil Williams <linux at> writes:

> On Sunday 09 May 2004 5:36, Derek Atkins wrote:
>> Neil Williams <linux at> writes:
>> > links to the search script 
>> > from and
>> I can link to it from the lists top-level page.  We'll have to wait for
>> Linas or Chris to deal with www.
> Thanks.
> Rather than a link from
> which can't be reached directly using the existing links from, 
> would it be possible to put a link in these pages?
> in the top section where it currently says:
> The gnucash-user Archives 
> You can get more information about this list. 
> etc. It could be:
> The gnucash-user Archives 
> You can get more <a>information</a> about this list or <a>search the 
> archives</a>.
> I've updated the search page to set the default list in the initial form when 
> a link specifies an archive but no termstring. 
> Like this:
> <a href="../../search/?archive=gnucash-changes">link</a>
> The presence of any terms starts a search using defaults to fill any empty 
> fields. (Full list of defaults on the search-tips page).
> These are the pages that visitors will go to for access to the archives, it'd 
> be nice to have a link to the search engine for each one.
> Alternatively, a simple form could be put into the same archive index page 
> that lists all the months that would search the most recent messages with the 
> term(s) entered.
> For gnucash-devel:
> <form method="get" action="../../search/?archive=gnucash-devel" 
> enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded"><div>
> <input type="text" name="terms" size="40"></div></form>
> etc., one per archive.
> Add &abstract=on to the action string to have the abstracts (quite helpful).
> The search will then take defaults for the start month, current, and the span 
> of 2 months in total - so it'll search the current month + the immediate 
> previous month.
> The search results page has the links for a new search using the full option 
> list, should the visitor want a different search.
> If you want one link for each month, much like the Thread Subject Author Date 
> links, I can use &month=4&year=2003 etc. - digital entries only, with no 
> leading zeroes and 4 digit years, not 2. Just let me know and I'll add the 
> functionality - it's not in yet. You could also use multiple forms - one for 
> each month - that use the syntax above or hidden input fields to add month 
> and year to the action querystring and an input for the text. Thereagain, 
> that's probably overkill.
> :-))
> -- 
> Neil Williams
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