Debugging via CGI Parameters
In addition to simplifying project and component creation and configuration, the Watson™ Explorer Engine administration tool also aids in debugging your search applications. See the information about the Debugging Screen in the Watson Explorer Engine documentation for detailed information about graphical debugging.
The default CGI application, query-meta, that is provided by the Watson Explorer Engine also supports the following CGI parameters that will display debugging information in the Watson Explorer Engine administration tool:
- v:debug=1: this CGI parameter causes Watson Explorer Engine to generate debugging information about the session, and the output will contain links to the relevant sections of the Watson Explorer Engine administration tool. When querying a source using the form in the Watson Explorer Engine administration tool (located at the bottom of the left column when editing a source), this CGI parameter is passed by default.
- v:xml=1: this CGI parameter causes Watson Explorer Engine to print raw XML rather than processing it with XSL and printing the HTML output.