Re: Client-side searching proposal

Rob Hartill (
Wed, 25 Jan 1995 21:05:45 +0100

Nick Arnet wrote..

> But wait, there's more. Instead of trying to pass all of this stuff in
> URLs, which would become quite unwieldy, another suggestion was to create a
> MIME type that would take care of these issues. It would contain the
> highlights, etc., and either the document itself or a pointer (URL) to it.

I don't think this will allow third parties to setup links to
point at a document with a highlight. This feature would probably
be very popular.

> Finally, since there's a need to support multiple viewers, this should be
> implemented in a way that will work with more than just Web browsers.

This might be a separate problem, that of getting browsers to pass
the current URL on to viewers which could make use of them. Another
reasonably simple browser feature which has sadly been ignored so far.