The following variables are defined as soon as the query string is processed. They can be used before the broker returns any results.
$maxresult The maximum number of matched lines to be returned $host The broker hostname $port The broker port $query The query string entered by the user $bquery The whole query string sent to the broker
These variables are defined for each matched object returned by the broker.
$objectnum The number of the returned object $desc The description attribute of the matched object $opaque ALL the matched lines from the matched object $url The original URL of the matched object $A The access method of $url (e.g.: http) $H The hostname (including port) from $url $P The path part of $url $D The directory part of $P $F The filename part of $P $cs_url The URL of the content summary in the broker database $cs_a Access part of $cs_url $cs_h Hostname part of $cs_url $cs_p Path part of $cs_url $cs_d Directory part of $cs_p $cs_f Filename part of $cs_p