The searching power that this addition to conventional search engines will afford us will be great. Some editors (FM+SGML) and browsers (Dyntext) currently offer this sort of functionality. The primary problem with offering XML-enhanced search engines is that users won't know which elements to search for. You may have defined your author element as 'author', but I may have defined it as 'auth' or <PERSON role="author">. We could establish a tag library, with standardized element names for search engines, or rely on RDF. Comments? Richard. > > Currently, to my knowledge, there are no search enginces or plug-ins which > > will search within an XML document to, say, extract the material falling > > within tag "x", or all authors (<author></author>) named James > > (<author>James</author>), thus use of the XML tagged data identification > > in a text-based data resource (e.g., academic article, etc.) can only be > > selectively displayed through multiple style sheets (cf. MS IE5beta > > presentation at GCA '98).