Re: Future of meta-indices: site indexing proposal and Perl

Chris Adie (
Fri, 25 Mar 1994 14:08:28 --100

Steve Waterbury writes:
> Agree with the desire for flexibility, but it might be good to
> have certain frequently used data structures "standardized", such
> as personal information. I don't know if the Internet Drafts for
> "SGML-based Hierarchical Attribute/Value Encoding (SHAVE)"
> (draft-adie-spci-00.*) and "SGML-based Personal Contact Information
> (SPCI)" (draft-adie-shave-00.*) are still being seriously
> considered (they are due to expire April 1994), but they seemed
> like a good approach.

I've had some good feedback about these docs, and was going to write up
the changes and update the internet drafts. Just havn't had time yet.
I forgot they were about to expire - thanks for reminding me.

There was some interest in this (and in an alternative called STIF/PCI
by Dave Crocker) at a MIME-types BOF at Houston IETF. Unfortunately I
was at another conference and couldn't attend. There was some interest in
forming an IETF working group to take things forward, but nothing seems
to have happened.


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