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web_princess24

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I am trying to build a search form for my website. I only want it to search the pages that are within my site, not anything outside of it. Does anyone have a clue how to do this???

Thanks!
 
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Hey princess,

What would be the search parameters you would be looking for? Would you just want to do a name search like intel and it would pull up www.intel.com

There are many ways you could do this, but standard HTML won't do it for you. You need a database you can search against and a web interface that can access a database like ASP, PHP or something similar. Your ISP also needs to support these formats.
 
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^^^^^^^^^^^^

does your server support php/asp?

If you're server only supports html then this would be impossible.

BUt if you support PHP i think I might beable to help.

If its ASP you're after then you're outta luck :(
 

web_princess24

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Yes, the server supports PHP and ASP. I have been trying to work with the search function within FrontPage 2000 (not by choice mind you :) ) I am having no luck with it at all!

What I want to do is have someone come to the site and be able to search for other pages within the same site, nothing outside of it. I have seen companies that will do this for you (Pico.com for example), but this is a very simple website and I really don't want to have to pay for a solution if I can code it myself.

Thanks!!!!!
 
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Unless your pages code is indexed by either a database or by some other method you can't do it. A lot of sites use a seach engine that runs behind the scenes (like Infoseek) and indexes every web page on the web site. I think there is a way with ASP to use the FileSystem object and parse all the html to text. I am not sure how you would search with that method though. If you put all of the content minus the htnl tags into a database it would be very easy to search and return a URL. How big is your web site that you would need a search feature on it anyway??
 
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That would be assuming she was running MySQL on the server. It still doesn't give you the ability to search web pages, only the contents of a database and all of the thml minus the tags would have to be manually entered into it.
 
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yes that is true.

also i bleive there are sites where you just take there code and put it on your site and it does the search for you.

I know i've seen it somewhere.

I'll look into that
 
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I saw an article mentioning a company called Atomz, that will make a search form for you. I believe it was free if you had less than 500 pages. Here is their link www.atomz.com.

Not sure if this is true. I saw the article in this months pcworld.
Here is the link to the article

It is the Hidden gems page.
 

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:) Thank you everyone for all of your help! I have looked into Atomz and it seems like it might be the way to go. This is just a small site with not even 200 pages, but it has to be searchable because of the contents on the site.

Thanks again for all of the help!!!!! :)
 
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