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Topic: RE: How to intercept Search Plug-in file open
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57349
From: Dave
Date: 5/29/2002 05:25 PM

The search engine was never intended to do that sort of thing, I would
visit http://www.verity.com as they created the Search Plugins and have an
SDK for more of their products - see if you can learn something from those -
or contact them directly?

Dave.............
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> I'm having a problem trying to use the Search plug-in (in a way it was
> never intended). We want to store our pdf files in a compressed format
> (similar to a zip file) and have the search index outside the archive.
> When the user does a search and finds a file he wants to open, I want to
> be able to intercept that request, locate the file in the archive,
> decompress it, then let the viewer load the file.
>
> Using the RFS plug-in sample, I'm able to intercept the file open calls
> (from the menu and from Search if the file exists). But I don't know how
> (or if it's possible) to intercept the Search plug-in's check for the file
> being there in the first place.
>

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