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29/10/2018 04/11/2018

Uploaded a bunch of htm files to a Sharepoint Server 2013 (on prem) library. Crawled the contents, confirmed in the log. I'm able to search the contents of it successfully.

Did the same to a library in Sharepoint Online. Even after a while I can't get the results of search from that content. Can't check the crawl logs so I'm not sure if Sharepoint Online is actually being able to crawl htm's contents.

At first I thought the files had some no-crawl header tag of sorts, but it did worked fine on on-prem crawl. Why would Sharepoint Online ignore it's contents?

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crawl a static html site in sharepoint 2013

  • how long you waited for it? – Waqas Sarwar MVP Nov 29 '18 at 17:35
  • Two days. At first I thought it was just about waiting the time for crawl, but then I noticed newer contents coming on search results while those htm files are still not coming as results. At this point it's either a glitch (or an error on crawling) or search isn't supposed to crawl those htm files (and I don't know why. – Marcos Babu Nov 29 '18 at 18:14

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