Forcing a search result not present in the text

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mdslup
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Forcing a search result not present in the text

Post by mdslup »

I have a series of dita topics. Each topic contains many tables. I want to assign each table a "unique id" such that searching for that unique ID displays the appropriate table in the search result. However, I do not want the "unique id" to appear anywhere in the text itself.
I thought I could use metadata to do this, but I think metadata only applies on a per-file basis? How can I make a piece of metadata apply to just a section of a topic (and have multiple metadata entries in the same page, each applying to a different table)?
alin
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Re: Forcing a search result not present in the text

Post by alin »

Hello,

Please note that each search result corresponds to a HTML page in the WebHelp Responsive output. When you enter a search term in the search field the Search Results page lists all the HTML pages that where matched by your search query. A search result cannot point to a subsection of a HTML page or to a table as in your case.
Thus when you search for a particular table, the search results would display the link to the HTML file containing that table. You can use the DITA keyword support to annotate a DITA topic with the unique IDs associated with the tables that it contains. The <indexterm> and <keywords> DITA elements are an effective way to increase the ranking of a page.

Regards,
Alin
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