Re: Boolean Query DTD?
On Sat, Mar 13, 1999 at 11:38:58PM -0800, Avi Rappoport wrote: > I have a consulting client who is shipping around Boolean queries. > The documents are not XML, but they are using XML for data transfer > between the search form and the back-end search engine, and in the > results listings. We would like to replace their proprietary query > language (it looks like AltaVista's + and - system) with XML markup, > because it seems cleaner and could be parsed with the rest of the > document. > > I have read all 66 position papers at the QL '98 site > <http://www.w3.org/TandS/QL/QL98/pp.html> and think that the proposed > languages, such as XQL or XML-Query, are overkill for our needs. Do > we have to go the whole query route or is there something lightweight > that might handle it for us? Try ISO 8777, a.k.a. CCL (Common Command Language). You can't get it off the web (AFAIK), and it's ugly. But it's simple (only about 10 pages, I'm told), it's there and it's a standard. Cheers, Marcelo -- http://www.simdb.com/~marcelo/ xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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