Re: Client-side searching proposal

Nick Arnett (
Thu, 26 Jan 1995 19:55:02 +0100

At 7:14 PM 1/25/95, John Franks wrote:

[client- v. server-side issues]

Both client- and server-side searching are needed, so the question of where
best to implement highlighting is moot. Whatever becomes standard, it
should be able to present the user with the same function regardless of
where the search is being done -- locally, remotely or both at the same
time. For example, we have customers who want to use CD-ROMs essentially
as local caches for their Web servers (or as a complete, stand-alone
information product for those who don't have net connections). The CD will
have a browser and our search engine/user interface on it. The idea is
that the user won't have to know which data is where, the browser and
search engine will be smart enough to search both places and return the
most up-to-date information.

Highlighting should work the same no matter where the data resides, at
least as far as users are concerned... and regardless of the viewer.