Using the JObjects Search Engine
The search engine used on this CD-ROM is the QuestAgent Pro version 4.0.9. from JObjects (http://www.jobjects.com/). It uses a Java applet interface to query a pre-generated index of terms derived from the full text of all book pages on the CD-ROM. The applet and index are licensed to O'Reilly and Associates for use with this CD Bookshelf and may not be copied or redistributed for other purposes. See the copyright page for more information about restrictions on the content of this CD.
RequirementsFor a complete matrix of browser/platform compatibility, click here.
This search engine works with most Java-enabled browsers supporting version Java 1.1.2 or later. Our testing shows that it works with Internet Explorer on all platforms, Netscape (prior to v.7) on all platforms, and Mozilla on most Windows platforms. It has problems running with Mozilla and Netscape 7 on Linux, Mac, and occasionally Windows (sometimes you need to scroll down the results window to view the search results).
Special CharactersThis search engine does not support special characters. To search for special characters, please use the Master Index.
Search for a term in one book
Search for a term in all books
Multiple terms and Boolean operators in searches
The QuestAgent Pro search engine understands simple "boolean operations." By default, if you type multiple terms separated by spaces, they will be treated as arguments to an AND. In other words, every matching file will have to contain all the terms.
Alternatively, you can insert the word "OR" between each term if you are interested in files that contain any of the terms.
The word "NOT" can be used before a term to require that it not be present in the files.
Parentheses can be used to group terms and operators.
Select the popup menu to the right of the text field to select a maximum number of results to display.
The field selector does not currently contain any items to narrow searching. Future CD-ROMs may use this feature, however.
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