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From Jeremy Quinn <>
Subject Re: search engine
Date Fri, 14 Jan 2000 11:24:44 GMT
On 13/1/00 at 5:48 pm, (Pierpaolo Fumagalli) wrote:

>Jerm wrote:
>> With an XML list of your site's files to play with, it could be possible to 
>> make an XSL that acts as a basic search engine for your site with Cocoon, 
>> using the document() function;

>But I think it would be so slow... Being orthogonal to HTML, also, an
>XML search engine should be able to work on different data, like, since
>most of the DTDs are "site specific", working on the contexts where
>keywords to search are found (If I look for a product called "FOOBAR" on
>my site, the search engine might be "clever" enough to search the word
>"foobar" in the <product> tag...)

I agree!
Very slow, and have to be built specially for each DTD.
But while another solution does not exist (?) it could be a temporary solution.

regards Jeremy


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