This search facility covers
pages within the Pageant website.
The search is
search words need only be entered in lower case.
If you leave
the search box empty, then the results
list will show links to all pages in the site.
are not indexed, based on the
DVL/Verity Stop Word List Neither are words containing
numerals, words with two or less letters
and words which appear only once on a page. This reduces
the size of the database, and the download time.
will find pages containing words starting with the word typed -
'kit' will find pages with 'kitchen'.
type several words in the search box, the search facility will
find only those pages which have ALL the words you enter -
it is a Boolean AND search.
common words are not indexed, if one of these words is in a list
of words you type, you will get no matches - unless by chance
that word is the start of a word that is indexed. Try 'in'.
Do not try to search for
"phrases in quotes"
- it will just search for the words in the phrase.
Search results are
ranked according to the
frequency of the search words on Pageant pages, so that the
pages are probably listed first.
links to other pages will also be found, so you may think that
some of the pages in the list are not really relevant.
After your first search
When you click on a link
in the results list, the
selected page opens. However, the search window doesn't close, but it
does get hidden under the page you're viewing.
If you want
to follow another link in the list, you must bring the search
window back into view. Look for the 'tab' at the bottom of your
screen labelled 'Search Pageant Site', and click on it.
If instead of
using the search window, you start another search from a normal
Pageant page, then nothing appears to happen. However, the
results of this search will be in the hidden search window, and
you will need to bring this into view to see them.
Some pages on the Pageant site are designed so
that they normally open as pop-ups in new windows. However, if you
open them from the search results lists, they will
open as standard pages.
The search facility has been
tested using recent versions of Internet Explorer, Netscape and
Opera. If you use it with any other browser, please let us know
if it works or not.
This site search facility was provided by
and can be downloaded for free use.