On Friday, October 25, 2002, at 03:43 PM, Gene Ellis wrote:
> I did a search for the word "hybrid" on my website. The resulting page
> contains summaries of the pages within my site that contain the word
> "hybrid." The summaries themselves contain "hybrid" bolded when it
> shows up. All except for one entry. It does not show the word "hybrid"
> in the summary. But the page does contain the word "hybrid." The only
> thing about this page that is different than the others is that the
> word "hybrid" is found within a nested table. Does htdig have trouble
> displaying text from a nested table on the search results page? Please
> let me know. Thanks!
The fact that the term is in a table shouldn't affect whether or not it
shows up in an excerpt.
By default, only the first 512 bytes of document text is available for
excerpts (see http://www.htdig.org/attrs.html#max_head_length). Perhaps
the occurrence you are looking for is not within the first
'max_head_length' bytes? Does the summary you receive correspond to the
top of the page? If the no_excerpt_show_top attribute is enabled, the
excerpt will consist of the top of the page whenever excerpt text
containing the query terms is not available.