Re: Page v. document (search and agent issue)

papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Fri, 22 Nov 1996 11:24:21 -0500


Message-Id: <1.5.4.32.19961122162421.00c44534@csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 11:24:21 -0500
To: Nick Arnett <narnett@verity.com>, www-html@w3.org
From: papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Subject: Re: Page v. document (search and agent issue)

At 08:15 AM 11/22/96 -0800, Nick Arnett wrote:
>Thus, there's a need to be able to define search and retrieval units that
>are subsets of the HTML page, which I would think is a job for HTML, even
>though it could be done with some sort of external markup.  Is there
>anything happening along those lines?  Named anchors are related, since they
>can give you a pointer to an article contained in a page, but they haven't
>been intended to mark the start and end of a search and retrieval unit.

<DIV CLASS=ARTICLE ID="article.3.4.7">
<H1>HTML already *has* the features people need</H1>
<P>In a surprising development, HTML is found to already support the
features required to tell agents to watch for modifications within a
particular part of an HTML document.
</DIV>

Now tell your agent to look for changes in "article.3.4.7".

 Paul Prescod
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