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

Peter Flynn (pflynn@curia.ucc.ie)
30 Nov 1996 00:37:39 +0000 (GMT)


Date: 30 Nov 1996 00:37:39 +0000 (GMT)
From: Peter Flynn <pflynn@curia.ucc.ie>
Subject: Re: Page v. document (search and agent issue)
In-reply-to: <2.2.32.19961122161543.009b3858@207.135.74.230> (message from Nick
To: narnett@verity.com
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-id: <199611300037.AAA28940@curia.ucc.ie>

   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

This is already trivially available in many products, eg OpenText,
DynaWeb etc, but your HTML *must* be fully conformant to one of the
HTML DTDs for a context-sensitive search engine to make meaningful use
of it, and the markup needs to have been applied by someone who knows
what they are doing. No changes to HTML are needed: it already
supports this kind of use (although enhancement might make life easier).

///Peter