Re: Client-side searching proposal

Rob Hartill (
Wed, 25 Jan 1995 23:01:15 +0100

> >
> > Do you mean, look for "jump", but if you can't find it try "link",
> > then "hypertext" ? sounds reasonable.
> >
> > If not, you might be complicating a simple idea.
> No, implied AND not OR. To keep it simpler, we can limit the semantic
> to multiple terms that should be treated equally by the client software.
> It would be up the search or other server software to create a list
> of terms. This should avoid the issue of true query syntax.

Ok, now I see. So the list of words would be ignored by a
dumb client, an intelligent client would point you at the first occurrence
of one of the words, and a really smart client would highlight all
occurrences of all the words and allow you do move freely between them.

I don't want to see this idea fizzle away as just another idea, so
how does one go about getting it accepted or implemented ? (Ncom ?)