Re: SGML objects
Thu, 19 Aug 93 12:31:12 +0200

Dear fellow Web'sters,

Dave_Raggett ( wrote:
> I can think of one approach which would work efficiently.
> Lets assume that each section is defined something like:
> <H> this section's header </H>
> <H> a subsection header </H>

Hm.. two things come to my mind here. First of all, I do agree
that having containers for sections would be a very useful thing.
If these sections were given attributes, like
<SECTION role="Abstract">
foo bar gronk ...

a retrieval system would be able to handle requests like "give me

all documents that contain the term 'compression' in the Abstract".
This would be a further step towards intergrating more text database

functionality into the Web.

Secondly, I noticed that HTML+ defines a markup called <GROUP>,
which is intended to serve as a container for text sections. Am I
missing something, or is this basically the same as the <SECTION>
that Dave has proposed? Will group have some unique id that a
text database could refer to?

* Christian Neuss % % the humdrum