RE: Reality check needed ....
> "By standardizing information indexing and retrieval on an > open standard ? XML, or extensible > markup language ? the next-generation Windows promises to > make a hard drive and network as easily > searchable as the Internet." > > This smells a bit like the crack I was smoking in about 1997 > :-) [take that, > e-mail filtering software and humor-impaired gummint spy > types] Unfortunately, it turns out that > XML-based queries aren't magic UNLESS there is a certain > amount of predictable structure to the > markup, otherwise you're just doing a full-text search. I suspect they are saying that adding metadata to the file system will make it more easily searchable, which is fairly obviously true. Anything that sees the end of the three-character file extension must be a step forward. Doing it with XML is handy but largely irrelevant. The openness, if anything, will come from supporting WebDAV access. Michael Kay Software AG home: Michael.H.Kay@n... work: Michael.Kay@s...
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