[ltp] Searchable archives.....

Bill Mair linux-thinkpad@www.bm-soft.com
Fri, 13 Oct 2000 21:30:08 +0200

Tom Grydeland wrote:

> Just one question:
> Is there any particular reason to have the "search" link on
> <URL:http://www.bm-soft.com/~bm/tp_mailing.html> take you to a page
> <URL:http://www.bm-soft.com/~bm/archives/> that automatically (if
> JavaScript is enabled) or manually (otherwise) redirects you to the
> search form at <URL:http://www.bm-soft.com/cgi-bin/marc-search.cgi>
> instead of linking directly to the form?

marc-search uses the HTTP_REFERER to evaluate where the request came
from. This way it can handle multiple archives. If I were to change that
piece of code I could then allow direct jumping to the search form.

This would also allow users of that alternative OS to also access the page.

Hmmm, I will see if I can do something.

I make a copy and call it ltp-search.cgi, modified to only search the ltp

Votes ?


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