Re: Questions about WAIS, WAISGate

Steve Romig (
Thu, 24 Dec 92 00:19:56 -0500

Turns out that using a rule file in waisgate is a Big Win. I have a
rule file that looks like this:

map /n/abyss/2/doc/rfc-src/**.html
map /n/dinosaur/0/doc/text/**
map /n/abyss/2/doc/man-src/**
map /usr/spool/news/**

I changed WAISGate to tear the WAIS docid apart and pass the
distributor local path to HTTranslate. If it matches, it gets
rewritten. If rewritten, the address is used as is, else it goes
through the usual waisgate things. This way I can index things that
are really served through a gateway of some sort (eg, a rfc converter
that we just wrote).

I'll post the stuff next week sometime. If you're interested, see
<A HREF="">.
There are the usual links to things there, plus hypertext versions of
man pages, RFCs, IENs and FAQ's from news.answers. Tom's working on
something to parse the FAQ files into something more reasonable. I'm
working on a gateway for our problem reporting system (so that a
hypertext article about our current status could refer people to
problem reports for more details) and other misc. stuff. If you have
comments or suggestions, we'd love to hear them!

Does someone have stuff for converting emacs info to html? I thought
I saw some references to something, but can't find them now.

--- Steve