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Using HouseSpider 4.0

This version contains a bug that affects several browsers - please upgrade to a newer version.

Keith L. Jackson, May 2000

Slightly modified and published on SourceForge by Hans Fr. Nordhaug, January 2001

HouseSpider is a Java applet that adds indexing and search capability to a web site. The example above is set up to search through the homepage for HouseSpider -

There are four elements to its user interface:
  1. Text input box - upper left. Enter your search term here.
  2. Combined search and go button. When you enter a search term the button to the right of the text input box turns into a magnifying glass. Click this button to start an exhaustive search of the web site. Some notes on searching are listed below. When the search is done and a link is chosen from the site list, the button will change to an arrow (go) button.
  3. Help button. This button will take you to this page.
  4. Site list - lower window. Web pages associated with the search term are displayed here. You may select a listing and then double-click or click the arrow (go) button to go to the link. If a link is selected, its corresponding URL is displayed in the browser's status line (just like when your mouse is over a link in a normal web page).

Valid HTML 4.0!