I am writing an application which collects a set of web sites and caches
them locally for offline viewing. I want to do searches on this
collection and associate extra data with each result (e.g date
collected, reason for collection, perhaps a sequence number).
Now all this data exists when the harvesting is done and could be stored
in a database. I want to use RDig to index my collection of sites I also
want to associate the index results with my extra data and display them
along with search results.
The index is built once and searched many times so I want searching to
be as efficient as possible.
The simplest way is to use e.g. the local URL as a key into my database
(easy but needs to be done each time and could slow things down)
Is it possible to add extra fields to ferret index entries?
If so, can this be done at create time or must it be done afterwards? If
it can be done at create time is there a way to get RDig to insert these
Thanks for any help with this