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   Re: [xml-dev] indexing and querying XML (not XQuery)

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Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> Index what?  Ideas, ideas emerging from conversations, the conversations?
> So far, what you are describing seems to be Google.  Can you out Google 
> Google?

It is not like google. Google indexes HTML and it gives better rankings 
to well marked up (according to google) HTML (which is why small 
companies like us can get page rankings as high or higher than much 
larger companies).

With an XML indexer, you can index glossentries, faqs, quizes, whatever 
and keep them separate so if you want to run a query against just faqs, 
you can.

You can do a search to get all external links (we distinguish between 
external, internal and whatever other kind of links there might be) and 
validate them.

You can also use the searches to do things you might do with XQuery 
(again, I don't know XQuery...). For example, in our CMS we have the 
concept of page regions. Content pieces are assigned to folder/page 
regions. Say I want to find out where a content piece has been assigned. 
I can run a query on all assignments to return references to the 
pages/folders where it has been assigned. You can do searches for all 
users in a particular group, all projects that a user has access to, 
etc.. etc...



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