Searching XML

Warren Hedley w.hedley at
Tue Aug 31 05:02:17 BST 1999

Hey team

I have a number of HTML and XML files that are used to generate
our website. We want to add search functionality to this site,
so that we can look for keywords and text.

It has proven too slow to search through all of the files, so
the method I suspect we would use, would be to generate an
additional database containing all of our main data (perhaps
all words longer than 4 letters), that we could quickly look
through to generate search results.

Does anyone know of an implentation of search functionality
along these lines (Perl modules would be nice.) Or can anyone
suggest a better plan of attack?


Warren Hedley
Department of Engineering Science
Auckland University
New Zealand

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