Re: Searching XML
> > I want to create an application that can search through a number > > (between a couple of hundred and a couple of thousand) of > > relatively small XML documents (<10KB) and return a list of 'hits' > > based on the search criteria. An important point is that all > > documents will conform to the same schema. > > How complex are the search criteria? The answer is very sensitive > to this question. Can you give some sample searches? Each document will be an order containing a list of items. The most frequent type of search would be to select orders that: a) contain item X b) contain item X and item Y c) contain item X but do not contain item Y and so on. Since there is a huge number of items available and the list will be expanding I hadn't intended creating types for each one. Instead I thought using the element value (string) would be sufficient, but I welcome any opinion on this. I am intrigued by your question about search complexity - I hadn't really considered its effect. Could you point me to some references that explain what the options are and how they alter according to complexity or could you possibly expand a little on this yourself? > Also, what operating environment are you using? I'm using a desktop with Windows 98 and NT on it. Also I intend to program in Java if only due to the vast amount of XML code available. Many thanks, Phil Ruelle
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