[pmwiki-users] tagging uploaded docs

tamouse mailing lists tamouse.lists at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 14:05:36 CST 2012

On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 11:03 AM, Brad Cassidy <ravens2 at uniserve.com> wrote:
> I’ve been looking for some time for a way to make uploaded documents (.pdf &
> .doc) somewhat searchable by the documents content. I was wondering if
> there’s a way to attach tag words or comments to the files that would do
> this. Attempting to put a comment in the link only allowed me to land on the
> page on which that link (along with a lot of others) was posted. Thanks for
> considering my question.

Interesting question. I can't think of anyway to do this in a way that
directly serves up the document in pmwiki. Off the top of my head, you
could create a page for each attached file with whatever tags,
comments, and other metadata you might want to have about it, linkng
to the attachment, or perhaps add an iframe (that would require
additional markup, i think) on the per-document wiki page. It's not
elegant, by any means.

This, however, doesn't really get at your first wish, which is
searching the content of the documents themselves and retrieval based
on that. That would require a different search function, possibly
using google site: search. Beyond that, I'm not sure what you would
need to do to integrate that into pmwiki. Maybe look at
http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/GoogleSearch or
http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/GoogleCSE ?

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