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From Christoph Breidert <>
Subject lucene in applet
Date Fri, 23 Nov 2001 18:17:34 GMT
Hi folks,

I´m working on a site-grabber to wich I would like to add offline search
funktionality. I experimented with lucene, and it covers all my needs. I´m
planning to realize the search functionality with an applet.

Problem: I cannot access the index created with lucene from my applet. The
only way to access resources on a remote host (wich could be the file-system
as well) is with a stream. 

//Something like this
URL source = new URL(getCodeBase(), "path_to_index");
BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(new

>From what I tested lucene I found that the only possibilities to access an
existing index is directly with a '' or a
'' or a 'java.lang.String' containing the path to the index.

With this interface it seems not to be possible to acces an index from an

Has anyone encountered a similar problem, and maybe found a solution for it?

It seems to me that maybe lucene should add this possibility to access an

I would appreciate comments on this.

Thank you, 

Christoph Breidert 
Software - Development 

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