Frontier Scripting

ODB name:suites.indexer
Version:1.0b5
Version Date:1999/08/19
Compatibility: F5.0.1 - F5.0.2b - F5.1+ - F6.0
Download: Binhex file for Mac (66 kb)
ZIP file for Mac or Windows (47 kb)
Release notes

The Indexer Suite

Copyright © 1999 by Samuel Reynolds. All rights reserved.

There is a definite dearth of good site indexes on the World Wide Web. There are numerous search engines, and many sites are searchable by keyword, but a carefully constructed index can often be more useful than a keyword search. Among other things, you can simply browse an index; you have to know or guess the right keyword(s) for a successful keyword search.

There have been numerous requests for indexing tools on the Script Meridian Frontier-Community e-mail list, and I've answered a few questions about how to build such tools. I figured it'd be a good use of time to create a utility to do the hard work, into which people could easily plug their own pieces to create customized indices.

What Can You Do With It?

How about...

  • Build keyword indices of any one or more tables in the ODB.
  • Build keyword indices of part or all of a website.
  • Build hierarchical keyword indices (e.g., frontier:resources, frontier:resources:tutorials).
  • Walk a keyword index to generate HTML for a web page, or for any other reason you could imagine.
  • Walk just a portion of a keyword index (by keyword) to generate HTML for a web page, or for any other reason you could imagine.


Release Notes

Spinward Stars
Copyright © 1998, 1999 by Samuel Reynolds. All rights reserved. Last modified 1999/08/19.
Built with Frontier v.6.0 on Macintosh OS 8.1 on 1999/08/19.