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RiSearch Pro v.3.2 Manual

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Terms highlighting

      In search results script show the title of document, short description and URL. The exact look of results page is configurable. The search terms are highlight in page description. Script can form the page description in two ways.

  1.       Page description is stored in index database. You may control the length of stored description and the number of characters, which will be shown in results. For example:

     stored_descr_size => 512, 
     descr_size => 256, 

    In this case first 512 bytes of page will be stored in database. After search is done, script will display 256 bytes with biggest number of searched terms.

  2.       If command  read_file_from_local_disk => "YES",  is used, script will attempt to read the file from local disk first (for that in page URL the string base_url is changed to base_dir). If file is opened successfully, tags will be stripped and script will display the string with length $descr_size and with biggest number of searched terms. If script fails to open file, stored description is shown.

      The look of highlighted terms is defined by parameters mark_start mark_end.

Cached copies of documents

      There is also other way to highlight found terms - if a link "Show terms" appears next to page description, highlighted copy of the document will be shown there. Normally script gets required URL via HTTP, but you have option to store copies of all indexed documents inside index. Set "enable_page_cache" parameter in configuration file to enable cache. Cached copies will be compressed to save hard disk space if you set "compress_cache" parameter (installed module Compress::Zlib is required for this option).

Template usage

      Script uses template to control design of script output. Template is placed in file "templates/template.htm". It is standard HTML file, which can be opened by every browser. You may look how your page will be displayed and edit it.

      Template consists of seven sections: "header" and "footer" will be displayed in every case; "results_header", "results" and "results_footer" are displayed in case of successful search; "no_results" is used if no results are found; "empty_query" will be displayed if there is no query supplied.

      Each section divided by marks, like this:

 <!-- RiSearch::header::start --> 
You may edit everything between two dividers.

      Template uses several predefined parameters, which will be replaced by results of script work. Here is full list of parameters:

  1.  %query%  - query.

  2.  %search_time%  - time used by script to perform search.

  3.  %query_statistics%  - found words statistics (string like - "word1-n1 word2-n2").

  4.  %stpos%  - the starting number for results on this page (starting from 0).

  5.  %url%, %title%, %description%, %date%  - URL of found file, title, description and "last modified" date.

  6.  %enc_url%  - encoded URL.

  7.  %short_url%  - short URL (if "url_length_limit" is set in config file).

  8.  %size%  - size of document (bytes).

  9.  %ksize%  - size of document (kilobytes).

  10.  %score%  - page relevancy score (only if sorting by relevance was used in quiery).

  11.  %rescount%  - total number of found files.

  12.  %next_results%  - links to next pages with results (printed in blocks by 20 pages).

  13.  %prev_page%  - link to the previous page with results (or empty string, if current page is first).

  14.  %next_page%  - link to the next page with results (or empty string, if current page is last).

  15.  %prev_pages%  - link to the previous block of pages with results (or empty string, if current block is first).

  16.  %next_pages%  - link to the next block of pages with results (or empty string, if current block is last).

  17.  %res_num%  - number of results in one page.

  18.  %zones_names%  - list of sections names where search was performed.

  19.  %zones_str%  - list of sections from query (string like "&z;=1&z;=3").

  20.  %ndquery%  - nondecoded query string.

  21.  %sorting%  - sorting type (takes values "R", "D", "S" and "N").

  22.  %stype%  - search type ("AND" or "OR").

  23.  %rand_number%  - random number in range from 0 to 255, which may be used in code for banner exchange systems (the number is fixed in one section, but new number is generated for each section).

Multiple templates

      Script can use several templates to print results. Each additional template should be defined in configuration file:  template_1 => "templates/template_1.htm",   template_2 => "templates/template_2.htm", 

      Use parameter "t=N" (where N is templates number) in query string to use non-standard template for results printing.

Additional template features

      Sometimes printed information should depend on search results. For this purpose conditional operators can be used:

<% IF %condition% %> Print something <% ENDIF %>

information is printed only when condition is true, and

<% IF %condition% %> Print 1 <% ELSE %> Print 2 <% ENDIF %>

in this case if condition is true "Print 1" is printed, and "Print 2" otherwise.

      Conditions (%condition%) can be written like:


%sorting% == "R"     - TRUE, if parameter %sorting% equal "R"
%zones_names% == "News"     - TRUE, if parameter %zones_names% equal "News"
%prev_page% != ""     - TRUE, if parameter %prev_page% NOT equal empty string

      These operators can be used in such way:

<% IF %sorting% == "R" %>(Score: %score%)<% ENDIF %>

- document score will be printed only when results are sorted by relevancy.

      Another operator can perform simple arithmetic operations:

<% DO %> %stpos% + %res_num% <% ENDDO %>

      For example, next code will print links range in current page:

<% DO %> %stpos% + 1 <% ENDDO %>
..
<% IF %next_page% == "" %> %rescount% <% ELSE %><% DO %> %stpos% + %res_num% <% ENDDO %><% ENDIF %>

      Other examples can be found in file "demo_template.htm".

SSI directives

      You may use simple SSI directives in template. Only <!--#include virtual='file'--> is supported.



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