Sphider-plus version 4.2021b - The PHP Search Engine

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- Actual release:    4.2021b

- Former versions:

          Version 4.2021a

          Version 3.2020d       Version 3.2020c

          Version 3.2020b       Version 3.2020a

          Version 3.2019c

          Version 3.2019b       Version 3.2019a

          Version 3.2018b       Version 3.2018a

          Version 3.2017b        Version 3.2017a


          Version 3.2016d        Version 3.2016c

          Version 3.2016b        Version 3.2016a


          Version 3.2015e        Version 3.2014c

          Version 3.2015d        Version 3.2014b

          Version 3.2015c        Version 3.2014a

          Version 3.2015b        Version 3.2013b

          Version 3.2015a        Version 3.2013a



- Older versions:


          Version 2.9          Version 1.9

          Version 2.8          Version 1.8

          Version 2.7          Version 1.7

          Version 2.6          Version 1.6

          Version 2.5          Version 1.5

          Version 2.4          Version 1.4

          Version 2.3          Version 1.3

          Version 2.2          Version 1.2

          Version 2.1          Version 1.1

          Version 2.0          Version 1.0


Version: 3.2014a

Release date: March 03, 2014

Build up with Sphider: v.1.3.5


In front of version 3.2013b the following modifications have been added:


New feature:

Equalize text results for query terms with and without ligatures.

Worked out for Latin ligatures in Unicode (Latin-derived alphabets) and also ligatures

used only in phonetic transcription, but not taking into consideration medieval ligatures.

Will present the same results for:

cœur and coeur

= dezh = ʤ

New feature:

Delete multiple used letters from page content.

Will delete decoratively used duplicates, like *****, -----, =====, etc.

New feature:

Query strictly for search results. Available for AND, OR, and PHRASE search modus.

Searching for data it will not present results for database or CDATA.

New feature:

Index the meta contents in .xlsx and .docx files. If available in file, it will index:

Titel, Subject, Keywords, Creator, Description,

Last Modified By, Revision, Date Created, and Date Modified.

New method implemented, when manually aborting the index procedure.

Now obligatory a repair, optimize and table flush will be performed.

Worked out also for multi threaded indexing.

Thumbnails, created of the indexed URLs, will now be taken from top of the page; no longer centred.

UTF-8 charset ensured for data transfer from/to MySQL database.

Updated IDNA converter.

Updated English language file.

Several new session ids implemented to be stripped during index procedure.

Improved XML result output:

Now caching the XML results and additionally offering:

- Date and time of query.

- User IP.

- Name of remote host.

Also all XML output files are now stored for permanent usage in sub folder .../xml/stored/

To be deleted in Admin backend in 'Clear' menu.

Improved support for multiple table sets in one database.

If the option 'Do not index the full text' is activated in Settings menu, the 'Required number of words in a page in order to get indexed' is obligatory set to zero

Bug fixed in option: Show 'Description' Meta tag (if exists) in results listing.

Bug fixed in PHP error messages. Strict warnings will no longer be presented.

Involved files that have been modified / added for this release: