RE: [htdig] Indexing SVG/XML schemas in general


Subject: RE: [htdig] Indexing SVG/XML schemas in general
From: Budd, S (s.budd@ic.ac.uk)
Date: Wed Feb 23 2000 - 05:22:34 PST


have a look at http://www.goxml.com/ for a xml sensative search engine.
not crawler.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geoff Hutchison [SMTP:ghutchis@wso.williams.edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2000 10:15 PM
> To: Rzepa, Henry
> Cc: htdig@htdig.org
> Subject: Re: [htdig] Indexing SVG/XML schemas in general
>
> At 9:10 AM +0000 2/21/00, Rzepa, Henry wrote:
> >May I also ask the developers what their long term plans are
> >to allow htdig to define schemas for external files in XML?
> >It might make sense for example to implement the XHTML
> >schema into htdig? I presume that is a gargantuan task
> >however!
>
> The database format introduced in 3.2 allows ht://Dig to associate a
> number of "flags" with each word. In HTML, these are currently
> associated with the various factors that we've always had--for
> example one flag is for <TITLE></TITLE> tags, etc. Last I checked, I
> think we reserved 8 flags, though I could be mistaken.
>
> The idea for applying this to XML is that there are non-reserved
> flags. So the XML parser would use the DTD to associate various flags
> with the contexts. The big snag is that no one has proposed how to
> associate the DTD back to the document itself. (After all, at some
> point, we'll just have the word with a few flags set, but we need
> some way of "remembering" which flags have meaning.)
>
> I really haven't thought about it. Right now I have my plate full and
> I'm trying to finish up my graduate classes. Come mid-March, I'll
> have more time since I'll be done with classes. In the meantime, I'd
> love to see some suggestions.
>
> -Geoff Hutchison
> Williams Students Online
> http://wso.williams.edu/
>
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