[pmwiki-users] tagging uploaded docs

Brad Cassidy ravens2 at uniserve.com
Sat Mar 10 17:43:32 CST 2012

Thank you, Tamouse. I'll research the leads you've given me and do a little experimentation.


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From: tamouse mailing lists [mailto:tamouse.lists at gmail.com] 
Sent: March-10-12 12:06 PM
To: Brad Cassidy
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Subject: Re: [pmwiki-users] tagging uploaded docs

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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