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    Hello,
    I thought to ask about a website in particular ( http://skyrimsearch.com/cells.php ). I was wondering, for the search function, what kind of script is the site using?

    I was thinking the site is using some kind of database (like a spreadsheet) to get the information. But, how it is able to pull the information out, (search for sword, shows all swords Not sticks, etc.)

    I appreciate the help.

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    The answer is in the url. It's using PHP. The form submits to a PHP script that searches the site's database against the given parameters and search terms
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    There are some php scripts that will actually search all the text on every page of a site ( even if they are static pages ) between the <body> tags... But they are pretty hit or miss...

    A db would handle it better, especially if the page contents are already in the db. Worst case ( even a static site ), you could setup a db with keywords, categories and content and links back to the pages, then just do a simple query against the db for your search terms and output them to a page.


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