[thelist] Trouble with Google SOAP Search

Brent Eades beades at almonte.com
Sun Mar 4 11:56:45 CST 2007

Randal Rust wrote:

> On 3/1/07, Paul Bennett <Paul.Bennett at wcc.govt.nz> wrote:
>>> I thought that was just for intranets?
>> Nope :)
> Hmm, OK. Maybe that becomes an option then. Thanks!

I'm launching GoogleMini (also heavily hacked) on my work site in a few 
days. The site receives about 1,200,000 page hits per week.

A few caveats:

1. Brush up on your XSL, because that's what the results template is 
written in.

2. Support is not great. I've had several e-mails to Google Mini support 
go entirely unanswered; most support now seems to be provided through 
Google Groups (i.e., from other users.)

3. It has some annoying hard-coded quirks, such as truncating document 
titles at around 54 characters in your results (there are workarounds, 
but they ain't pretty.)

But for the (low) price you get what you pay for, I guess -- a solid 
search engine (hardware included), but with spotty support.

Brent Eades	
Almonte, Ontario

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