After a document is frozen on a CDROM, can I go back and impose new
addressing schemes beyond the original named element of the document?
e.g. the third sentence of the Constitution.
> Can someone provide a URL for the online TEI specs?
The home page for TEI is <A HREF="http://etext.virginia.edu/TEI.html">
> Also, have a look at <URL:http://www.ebt.com/> for a server that has
> sub-document adressing capabilities based on the SGML tree structure.
The full SGML system at EBT addresses the need for authored structural addressability.
The type of subdocument addressability that I am looking for would allow a search
engine to refer to the last paragraph in chapter 2 spanning to the first paragraph
of chapter 4 (potentially spanning 3 html files) as a region of information to be
presented to a user which satisfies a complex "how to" query.
I'd also like to construct complex standing queries about "the president of the
United States" in the news, which returns a conditional result. The selection
mechanism for a search engine can be distinct from both the scoring and highlighting
mechanisms. An older document might incorrectly highlight the word "Clinton" if he
was "govenor Clinton" at the time.