[ic] {Spam?} Re: How would you search, store, and display documents

Rick Bragg lists at gmnet.net
Tue Aug 30 18:04:41 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-08-12 at 00:23 -0700, Paul Jordan wrote:
> I'm tasked with building a pretty complex training/educational system for 
> one of my clients. This would be bring their paper manual and assets, html 
> newsletters, FAQ, videos, how-to's, etc, etc all into one intuitive 
> "knowledgebase" if you will.
> I know how I want it to work and look, but what I don't know ATM is what is 
> the best format to use. My main concern is the searchability and storage of 
> the main body of each article. This text will arbitrarily contain html for 
> formatting, images, div's for quotes, or tables for data, and the like 
> (everything will be styled with css of course)
> It seems to me there are several paths...
> #1 Store the text page with any html needed for the article in table and 
> assuming html doesn't play well with fulltext searches, work around that by 
> saving text-only into a second field used for searching only.
> #2 Delve into xml/xsl.
> #3 Create some sort of wiki parser to use in conjunction with IC. I *really* 
> would have liked to use Kevins system, and improved upon that, but that 
> doesn't seem likely.
> #4 Have a parser like Kevin's made, extend it to handle images, and create a 
> simple online "editor" for it.
> It should be noted that I don't use anything but IC and Mysql, I don't like 
> the headaches, worries, or distractions of some other platform. IC can do 
> it, so I'd rather just have IC do it.
> Thank you for any advice they can lend.
> Paul Jordan
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I would not store 2 versions of the same content. (one html, and one
clean)  I would only store the html version.  I would use html2text
filter to clean it up for meta description for example.


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