Find/index feature failure

Topics: Developer Forum, User Forum
Jun 7, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Hi all,

I've generated a doc that I've put on Apache server.

To view ASPX pages, I've added mod_aspdotnet module for apache.

The page is displayed but find:index features don't work

When I try to search a keywork, it's displayed "Searching...", nothing more.

When I click on "index", it's displayed "loading keyword index...", nothing more.

I don't know what the issue is : apache, aspx generated file, web browser (i've tried with ie8, ie9, chrome, firefox).

Can you help me please?

Coordinator
Jun 7, 2012 at 8:08 PM

I don't know anything about Apache servers so I can't say why it might be failing.  It would need to support features in ASP.NET 3.5 at the very least.  If you have the option, the latest release also has PHP pages which should work if the server supports it (index.php).

Eric

 

Jun 8, 2012 at 8:01 AM

Thanks for your help.

So I'm focused on PHP way because of apache server.

I've seen that PHP is working normaly (http://www.ewoodruff.us/shfbdocs/index.php)

But for me it's not working at all.

In treeview frame, it's displayed : 

load('WebTOC.xml'); $xpath = new DOMXPath($toc); $nodes = $xpath->query("/HelpTOC/*"); foreach($nodes as $node) { $id = $node->getAttribute("Id"); $url = $node->getAttribute("Url"); $title = $node->getAttribute("Title"); if (empty($url)) { $url = "#"; $target = ""; } else { $target = " target=\"TopicContent\""; } if ($node->hasChildNodes()) { ?>

I don't understand because on my server I have many PHP pages which are working.
Thanks in advance for your support

Coordinator
Jun 8, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Unfortunately, I can't be of much help here either.  I don't use PHP and the files were created and donated by a user.  Perhaps it's using a module or has some other dependency that isn't installed on your server.

Eric

 

Jun 11, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Thanks for your response.

Can the user who donated PHP files help me?

I don't know PHP technology so I can't investigate on this issue?

Many thanks in advance for your support.

Jun 11, 2012 at 10:09 AM

I've found the root cause of my issue.

In fact, php files use short tags. And this option was unable on my server.

I have enabled it and it's working like a charme.

But, in keywork index pane, I see the index but it's not possible to type a keyword (like chm file). It's necessary to search manualy the correct page (by clicking on next and previous link).

In ASPX pages, it's the same think. This feature is not avialable, is it?

Thanks for your help

Coordinator
Jun 11, 2012 at 4:06 PM

No, there is no search on the index page.

Eric

 

Jun 11, 2012 at 4:27 PM

it's a shame.

In my case, without feature, it's impossible to use my generated help.

Why this feature is missing (too much development, technical issue)?

is itpossible to make advanced search with special caracters (like * or ? or +)

 

Thanks

Coordinator
Jun 11, 2012 at 8:29 PM

There's already a search option and adding one specifically to the index page has never been requested.  My guess is, most people search for keywords rather than looking at the index.  I've had a note to add advanced search options for a while but, again, it hasn't had any interest so it's been a low priority.

Eric