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Re: duff link to functions in manual

In article <5851caa3b8tim@xxxxxxxxx>,
   Tim Hill <tim@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> In article <b27ba05158.John@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, John Rickman
> <rickman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > . It could really use some form of generic search. You can use the
> > Google or DuckDuckGo search engines to do this with just a few line of
> > html by directing the search at just the manual pages.

> For RISC OS the best bet is usually duckduckgo.com/lite/ (or
> ...go.com/html/') but these have an inherent problem - a lack of URL
> variables! You need a little jiggery pokery with a PHP script to enable a
> DDG site search FORM on your site to be free of Javascript.

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Thanks. Food for thought. Google is not exactly favourite!

However the Google search works and it can do sub-sections of the site, as
in http://genealogy.torrens.org/search.html

I can see how your script can be modified to do that.

My preferred search engine is https://lite.qwant.com/ which needs the same
sort of search string.

So two questions for all listers:

Which search engine should I use?

Do you want a switch for whole site (including email archives) or just
stronged.torrens.org/man/ ?

Richard Torrens.
http://StrongED.Torrens.org for StrongEDinstructions (in preparation) and mailing list archives