Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 216737
Directory index floods result of ht/dig
Last modified: 2008-05-06 12:54:29 EDT
Description of problem:
When ht://dig indexes the local directory tree, the index entries flood the
response of the eventual search. This makes it very difficult to obtain quality
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Use Ht:/dig ( rundig ) to index a directory tree of documents. Once the
indexing is complete, then make a query against the local http server. The
result is generally flooded with filenames that have marginal relevance.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure local httpd to include directory tree of local documents.
2. Configure and run "rundig" to index the local docs.
3. Make query of words expected to be found.
In many cases, the tquery result just has repeated directory entries simply
because the word has a match in the filenames, but doesn't deliver the files
It would be better to go a level deeper to the files that match, rather than
sections of directiry entries where a filename might match.
This is discussed in the HT://dig website on directory indexing. It is up to
the apache folks to adopt the proposed solution.
The idea is that the directory entries generated would be presented with meta
data which would direct the indexing robot to ignore the directory, but follow
this makes a HUGE difference in the usability of the two packages.
Created attachment 141808 [details]
patch to add robot directive to autoindexing.
Thanks for the patch and report. Could you submit the patch for consideration
upstream at email@example.com?
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