[OpenLayers-Dev] doc search
erik.uzureau at metacarta.com
Fri Nov 23 17:45:10 EST 2007
On 11/23/07, Erik Uzureau <erik.uzureau at metacarta.com> wrote:
> On 11/16/07, Tim Schaub <tschaub at openplans.org> wrote:
> > Hey-
> > Since virtual hosts are cheap, I was wondering if the URLs for the docs
> > might be changed to
> > http://docs.openlayers.org/api/
> > and
> > http://docs.openlayers.org/dev/
> > Google does pretty well with searches for things like "openlayers
> > apidocs vector layer".
> > That would be a more guessable query if it were something like
> > "openlayers api vector layer" or "openlayers docs vector layer" (in my
> > mind).
> > On the subject of google doing well with search results, I've found this
> > to be a pretty nice custom search:
> > http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=014463037885208095954%3Afpkz4hlru9i
> > I've only limited it to a few sites - and since nabble's urls suck, it's
> > a bit too generic - but it gives pretty good results. E.g. a search for
> > "vector layer" yields our dev docs
> > (http://www.google.com/cse?cx=014463037885208095954%3Afpkz4hlru9i&q=vector+layer&sa=Search&cof=FORID%3A0).
> > Anyway, those custom search results can be embedded in any page - I
> > tried quickly on the wiki and had no luck. I'm sure a bit more
> > tinkering would get it on the website somewhere.
> > So, I guess this is two proposals:
> > 1) what about new URL for the docs?
> I'm a strong +1 on this. I think cr5 is in the soup with changing the
> server on which OL is hosted, so it might make sense to wait until
> that's finished. chris?
> > 2) any sense in embedding a custom search in the website (major caveat:
> > results come with ads).
> i'm kind of wary about this. not sure what to think, really. seems
> silly to say no but the idea of having google on our site gives me
> twitch. just seems sort of incongruous. maybe it's just me though. i'm
> a -0 on this -- overall probably more not in favor than in favor, but
> at the same time, not a strong opion
ugh.. that was supposed to be "opinion"... and the jist of what i'm
saying is "i could easily be convinced." :-)
> > Tim
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