Re: mosaic as a better wais client; mark up the "catalog"

Tim Berners-Lee (timbl)
Fri, 18 Jun 93 08:41:02 MET DST

This is a case for an HTTP server which sits on top of the WAIS
database and gives an enhanced hypertext view of it. I think
Jim Fulton was wondering about this. A simple example is that,
instead of returning a search result with an item
whose name is "Search failed, here is the catlogue", which
looks strange preceded by "The search produced one result:",
it could give a nice informative hypertext message, and
(ifg it is small) include the catalogue immediately.

Anothre example if that the server could have a home page
with links to any help about it, instead of having to
serach for "help" which sometimes gives lots of othre things