Re:Searchable XML

Subject: Re:Searchable XML
From: KAREN_LEICHEL@xxxxxxxx
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 11:02:04 -0500
This is just a shot in the dark from the new kid on the block, but I am using a
program called IADS, a free SGML online authoring/displaying tool  available for
downloading at Supposedly it will support XML in
the next release (2.5) due out in the next month.

One of the most powerful features is the full word search by domains. You create
the domains yourself in a list and just select the domain search instead of file
search. Each file would have to have a minimal amount of SGML (or most likely
XML in the next release) tagging added to make it accessable to the search

I will be out to Huntsville, AL in August to take a week-long Advanced IADS
class and will be finding out at that time how much XML is being supported. I'll
let you know if you're interested. I work directly with the developer--a surly
dude, but a programmer with tech writing background--and he is really good. Not
to mention, we all support this program with our taxes.

If you have questions about IADS, I have produced a fully interactive 14,000
frame, 23,000 graphics electronic technical manual using it. I feel confident I
could answer a lot of the questions you may have.

Karey Leichel, United Defense

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Subject:    Searchable XML
Author: Ben Robb <Ben@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date:       6/16/99 12:29 PM


I have a little theoretical question.

I have built a sub-site for a client which takes a word document and
converts it into an XML document which is then FTP'ed to the site. This
happens once a day.

Since we have rigourously set the formating of the word doc, we can then
pass it through our style sheet without any problems. The previous day's
version of the XML page is then put into an Archive directory (with a name
of the form ddmmyyyy.xml) so that we can view at will any given day's

Problem is, though, our client wants this to be searchable....going back a
year (that's 15k x 365 = 3.67 M if you bundle it into one XML file - a
little large).

Any thoughts?

[I am using the IE5 parser to convert into a result string in ASP; my web
server is running Site Server 3/ IIS4, if that makes a difference]

Ben Robb
cScape Strategic Internet Services Ltd

email: ben@xxxxxxxxxx (work)
or:      jbrobb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (personal)

Tel: 0171 692 5454 (work)
      07887 808 828 (mobile)

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