Microsoft KB Archive/170045

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Article ID: 170045

Article Last Modified on 12/30/1999


  • Microsoft Index Server 1.1 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q170045


When you perform property queries based on the META tag in HTML files, and you set up the HTML file according to the sample Queryhit.htm file, the Index Server does not return an documents.


The Queryhit.htm sample page (located by default in wwwroot\samples\search\queryhit.htm) has an error in it that prevents the proper cataloguing of META tags. The sample page incorrectly shows the closing tag of an HTML comment as "--!>". The correct closing comment tag for an HTML document is "-->".

Because the Index Server never sees an end to the comment tag, it ignores all of the text following the opening of the comment, including the tags. Consequently, this information is not indexed and will not be returned as a result of a query.


To resolve this problem, upgrade to Index Server 2.0 or Windows 2000 Indexing Service.


Use the proper close comment tag ( "-->").


This problem has been corrected in Index Server 2.0 and Windows 2000 Indexing Service.

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