I notice that sphider's search.php allows several inputs in addition to query (see the figure below) but I don't see any explanation of these in the sphider documentation. Could someone perhaps explain or point me to an explanation of these?
Also, does anyone know where there might be a line by line explanation of the search.php code?
I can tell you from my direct experience that Sphider turned out to be too slow to be usable in anything but the very smallest of web sites. If you have more than a handful of pages (and most data base
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