I'm currently stuck in a situation that involves extraction of this meta-information (author, date, filename etc.) from Open Office documents.

Will be running a LAMP setup and using mod_dav for file management on the server. I would like to save this meta-information (from meta.xml) into MySQL when the document is saved onto the server. This meta-information would be used for indexing for a web-based "Search" so files can be located easier.

I have been looking for solutions (code/guides) all over the net for doing this but have not yet found one yet. I have only just arrived to the Linux/Opensource scene, so forgive my lack of knowledge.

Any help would be appreciated! Cheers