Re: The future of meta-indices/libraries?

John Franks (
Tue, 15 Mar 1994 21:16:34 --100

According to Kevin Altis:
> We can search on a list like this (just the titles or titles and URLs) on
> our local server which has turned out to be quite simple and fast. Simply
> extending this list to include <A HREF> items makes it extremely easy to
> find items on your *local* server or local links to documents on other
> servers as long as the link name isn't something like "here." For local
> servers this can be extended to include <A NAME> tags. Document authors can
> include <A NAME> tags to go along with H1-H6 headers to increase hits.

You only want to index *titles* and only of documents on the local server.
If I have an HREF on my server to a document on your server that should
not be in an index associated with my server. Also we don't want to
index HREFs (or worse NAMEs) that are local to my server. The reason
is they don't have enough information -- many of them would be "click here"
or "check this out". If the document referenced is local, it should have
a title and be in the list elsewhere in any case.

John Franks Dept of Math. Northwestern University