Matt Gemmell

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Search functionality for PHPosxom

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Yet more PHPosxom hacking going on today; this time I'm having a go at implementing searching. 
Feel free to try out <a href="http://www.scotlandsoftware.com/blog/?post=/meta/search.html">the new search form</a>.
<strong>Update:</strong> It's getting better!



<a href="http://nslog.com/">Erik</a> and I spent quite a while on iChat discussing the regular expressions needed to do 
the search-results query highlighting, and I think we've finally cracked it. Give it a shot, and 
please report any anomalous behaviour. (If you're interested in the algorithm/patterns we came up with, you can 
<a href="http://www.scotlandsoftware.com/blog/meta/replace_visible_text.txt">get them here</a> - be sure to view them 
in a text editor instead of your web browser.)



Oh, and we no longer return the search form's post itself as a match. ;)