Developed by Keith L. Jackson - up to and including version 4.0 - and later by Hans Fr. Nordhaug. This version was released 19th of September 2002.
HouseSpider is a Java applet that adds indexing and search capability to a web site. The example above is set up to spider through the homepage for HouseSpider - housespider.sf.net. The pages for version 4.0 is excluded from the search using the "URLExclude" tag.There are four elements to its user interface:
In addition there is a optional status line located under the site list.
The search terms in the text input box can consist of phrases, exclude words or logical expressions. Case is always ignored. (In my and Google's opinion case-sensitive searches are not needed.)
|Text input box||Meaning of input|
|"hello you" bye||Will match pages containing the phrase "hello you" and the word "bye".|
|hello | you | bye||Will match pages containing minimum one of the words "hello", "you" and "bye".|
|hello you bye||Will match pages containing all the words "hello", "you" and "bye".|
|hello & you & bye||Same as above.|
|hello +you +bye||Same as above.|
|hello -you bye||Will match pages containing the words "hello" and "bye", but not "you".|
|-"hello you" tee | coffee||Will match pages that doesn't contain the phrase "hello you " and contains one of the words "tee" and "coffee"..|
Note that you should quote the search word if special characters and/or logical operators appear in the start of the word.