Chebucto Community Net:
IP FAQs: Finding Information with the CCN Search Form
A very useful CCN script which all website administrators can take
advantage of is the CCN search script (acessed via the [Find] button on
all CCN pages). This script checks the contents of files in a directory or
directories looking looking for a key word or phrase and then reports back
with a list of documents which contain this word or phrase.
You access this script via the URL:
Where Directory = one or more CCN directories. Thus the routine examines
one or more directories for a word or phrase which is specified by the
user. When you engage the routine (in this instance for the Culture
directory) you are given the following dialogue box:
Search Chebucto Community Net Documents
Restrict Search to Culture Area
Type in one or more words to search for. Unless you change the search
options below, the search will be for documents that contain all the
words that you type.
Type in your query: ______________________________
When you are ready: Start Searching
Find documents that contain [all words in query]
Clear the Form
The above is a fill-out form. Select an entry as you would a link.
More help on fill-out forms is available.
You have the following options in relation to the key phrase:
The results you receive (chosing in this instance the key word
dance look like:
- all words in query (the default)
- any word in query
- query as a phrase
Results of Your Query on "dance"
This, then, provides an auto-generated set of hyperlinks which will take
users directly to the pages in question.
You can engage this script for use in your own IP directory (or some
subdirectory) as a service to users who can then search via keyword or
phrase for content that relates to their particular interest.
You can search in more than one directory by conjoining them via the |
(pipe) symbol. Thus one would look in both Culture and Heritage
Note: The CGI search script works from an index which is prepared
from a routine run by CRON at 5:00 AM. Thus changes you make to your
documents will not be reflected in the search results until the CRON is
For further questions on the use of this resource, EMail firstname.lastname@example.org