Re: Strange

From: Rich Jesse <>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 10:36:23 -0500 (CDT)
Message-ID: <>

Open up the index.htm from your Oracle 11g docs in your favorite HTML/text editor and comment out these lines near the top:
<!--<div class="simple_search_form_container" style="margin-bottom: 5px;">
<form class="simple_search_form"

action="" method="get"><input type="hidden" name="remark" value="quick_search" /> <span><input type="text" id="s_word" name="word" value="" class="search_field" /></span> <span class="text"><label for="s_word"><span style=" display: none;">Search:</span></label> <input type="submit" value="Search" class="text" /></span></form>
<div class="shortcut_links"><a
target="_top">Advanced Search</a> &bull; <a href="nav/portal_3.htm"
target="_top">Master Book List</a> &bull; <a href="mix.111/b14387/toc.htm"
target="_top">Master Index</a> &bull; <a href="mix.111/b14388/toc.htm"
target="_top">Master Glossary</a> &bull; <a href="server.111/b28278/toc.htm"
target="_top">Error Messages</a></div>

</div> -->

That'll get rid of the search. Then you can use the sometimes-working Windows file search or grep on your local repository. At a former job, I used a local install of the OracleSearch crawler to do it and it worked fairly well.

I thought that an old version of the docs (8i or 9i?) used to do the search locally via Java or JS, but I'm not 100% on that. The offsite replacement works better, but some note on the page that the search is not local should exist, IMHO.


> How do you do that then? I have the 11g docs on my local machine downloaded
> from otn but the serach button still tries to search an site.

Received on Wed Oct 07 2009 - 10:36:23 CDT

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