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I've problems with the WebSearch. There is no Search Result on any inquiry. By clicking the Index topic it's the same problem.


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Another reason I guess, is by default, if you are using the search link during "edit", the search happens in the TWiki Web, so you won't find your own topic

-- KhalidHASSANI - 07 Jun 2001

(This works if you receive no results from WebSearch, yet your WebIndex works)

If you have added:

<Files "view">
       require valid-user

to your $scriptUrlPath/.htaccess file, and you find "Main.TWikiGuest | search" in your log file (in $pubDir), then you should add this to your .htaccess file (otherwise websearch will stop working as soon als you specify ALLOWWEBVIEW in WebPreferences)

<Files "search">
       require valid-user

-- BrianMalott - 10 Feb 2002 (edited by AlexanderSchwartz - 22 Feb 2002)

Note that the Backlinks search tag below may fail to find this page. It may be because (as on an older install of TWiki elsewhere), the search appends the [^A-Za-z0-9] and if the final link on the page has no following character, it fails to match


-- DavidForrest - 28 Sep 2004

This particular topic is a free floating topic, e.g. not linked from anywhere. However it is listed in TWikiFAQ with an embedded SEARCH.

-- PeterThoeny - 28 Sep 2004

I understand. I see that the backlinks tool now includes an 'excludetopic' tag that eliminates the referring page. The problem I was having elsewhere with TWiki was that I was attempting a low-grade http://emacswiki.org/ form of categorization and some words were not showing up with the search tool. I figured out that the cause was the processing of the search term into a regex that added the [^A-Za-z0-9] to the end of the tag, which would make matching on the very last word of a file fail unless it had a following [^A-Za-z0-9] character. This makes simple categorization unreliable on TWiki

-- DavidForrest - 28 Mar 2005

For example, leave the final word following this sentance as the last of the file and search for it as a backlink from the now existing XyzzyXyzzyTest

-- DavidForrest - 28 Mar 2005

David, this looks like an issue. The comment section here should be used for documentation issues only. Please file a BugReport. I moved the XyzzyXyzzyTest text topic to the Sandbox web.

-- PeterThoeny - 30 Mar 2005

To wrap up: a bug report had already been filed in Codev: BacklinksSearchDoesNotWork.

-- ArthurClemens - 30 Mar 2005

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