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Here are instructions to apply this JavaScript
for your own Web site. Please read this first
before you go ahead to build your own SiteSearch page.

But, it's simple --so I think, if you have some
knowledge in writing HTML documents.

This SiteSearch is to include as JavaScript on your SiteSearch page
(as JavaScript source in the <HEAD></HEAD> section) and
the search field entry as <FORM></FORM> in the <BODY></BODY> section of the HTML document:

<HTML>
<HEAD>

    .... that script
    .... which is explained within the source on
    .... comments,
    .... lines or parts with
    .... prefix using : are to modify for your use
    .... (at your own risk),
    .... the complete source is to save as search.html

</HEAD>
<TITLE>my SiteSearch</TITLE>
<BODY>
<CENTER>
Search my pages:<BR>
<FORM NAME='searchForm'
  onsubmit='return checkField(document.searchForm)'>
<FONT FACE='Arial' SIZE=-1>Please enter term(s) below
            and press <i><b>find</b></i> button:</FONT><BR>
<INPUT TYPE='text' SIZE=28 NAME='search_name'><BR>
<INPUT TYPE='button' VALUE='Find'
  onClick='return checkField(document.searchForm)'>
<INPUT TYPE='reset' VALUE='Clear'><BR>
<FONT FACE='Arial' SIZE=-1>Fast SiteSearch JavaScript
                           Engine!</FONT><BR>
</CENTER>
</BODY>
</HTML>


this HTML code looks on the search page:

Search my pages:
Please enter term(s) below and press find button:


Fast SiteSearch JavaScript Engine!

when you click this Find button there, you'll see that no indexed pages were found.

Now, let's create your own index for the Fast SiteSearch JavaScript:

create by an ASCII-Editor your own index to every Web page with the following pattern line by line:

I("URL","Title,one Keyword,keyword two,other keywords");

at least, there must be a valid URL and a Title of an indexed Web document. The URL could refer to any page on your site or to any on the Web, i.e. to HTML document mysite.html, to image pic.jpg or sound-file happybirthday.wav or video-file holidays.avi on your site, or to any on the Web. All the keywords and the title, and the URL of your indexed Web document must be enclosed by single or double quotes (not mixed) and separated by commas like the pattern above.

one index in example:

I("sas_tips.html","tips,techniques,programming,topics");
I("datasets.html","Datasets,JASA,archive,IASC,SAS");
I("sas_conferences.html","SAS Conferences,SUGI,SEUGI");
I("deja-sas.html","Search SAS-L,newsgroups");
I("http://lib.stat.cmu.edu","StatLib,Carnegie Mellon University,CMU");
I("medline.html","Search,bioethicsline,healthstar");
I("sas-links.html","Links to SAS System");
I("stat-links.html","Statisticians");
I("what_sas.html","The SAS System,License,licence");
I("a.sas","Calculates Main Point,limited areas,Schwerpunkt");


... and so on line by line ...

If there are all Web pages indexed replace now the present index from the file my_index.js with your own and save it as my_index.js.

If you are using FRAMES on your Site and the page with the displayed results differs from the search page with the search field entry, specify the frame name in the JavaScript source in file: search.html  as noted there (see variable: FrameName). The frame name is case sensitive. If you don't use frames, you could ignore this step.


You have now 2 files:

  1. search.html   and
  2. my_index.js

for your search page.

Save both and check it local by loading search.html into the Web browser and -if it's o.k., transfer both files to your Web directory at the Web server from your ISP (your Web provider) check it there again and you are finished.

The indexes of additional Web pages could be added within the index file my_index.js at any time. Provide than the updated index file my_index.js on your Web site; no more changes are necessary to use the updated indexes on search.

Note, the filename of my_index.js must correspond with filename at the statement <SCRIPT ... SRC="fileame"></SCRIPT> at the top of search.html.