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Re: Tags (searching)

Greg Ferguson wrote:
> Once AGAIN I want to re-interate...
> 1) There is a tag/field/structured search capability that is near
>    completion -- the OMF metadata framework.
>    Please see http://metalab.unc.edu/osrt/omf/
> 2) One goal of the LDP *should be* to utilize this technology as a
>    primary tag/field/structured search capability, in addition
>    to the "shotgun" full-text search.
>    There is no sense to re-inventing the wheel if this provides the
>    necessary capabilities and can be easily hooked into the LDP.
> 3) I initially helped to populate the database with a set of HOWTOs
>    and guides which I filtered to XML "records" from their native
>    linuxdoc. This filter needs some work, needs to be exapnded to
>    use DocBOok, but the concept is in place and will work!
>    I intend to continue with this work/effort, unless I hear otherwise
>    from the LDP.
> I also tend to believe that setting up "tag sets" is far too limiting
> and taking the inherent power of the SGML away from the author. The DTD
> is already designed/constructed to allow for "tag sets", dependant upon
> the top-level container tag chosen - <book> or <article>. Let's
> concentrate on the development of solid, robust templates and a brief
> set of authoring rules/guidelines (such as those Poet mentioned -
> no minimalization of tags, no use of deprecated tags, etc). Getting
> into specific tag usage and/or customized tags leads us astray from the
> standard...not a good thing to do.
> imo, of course.

Your opinion is right, Greg.  I'll go have a look at OMF.
                    Joe Cooper <joe@swelltech.com>
                Affordable Web Caching Proxy Appliances

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