To my knowledge the more advanced SGML/XML content management systems such as Texcel's Information Manager (http://www.texcel.se/im2pb.htm) can handle your examples. Of course these are neither public search engines nor plug-ins. What would be really nice IMO would be to have a standard way of expressing such queries to let me query the information without having to know what software is holding the information and learn the proprietary APIs. I hope that the QL'98 - The Query Languages Workshop (http://www.w3.org/TandS/QL/QL98/) will get this work started. It's really a pity that good open standards and nice ideas don't turn into free running code overnight. :) /Fredrik Lindgren JR Gardner wrote: > > The following point raises a very interesting theoretical issue re. > XML/XSL: > > On Fri, 4 Dec 1998, Fredrik Lindgren wrote: > > > I agree that this is a great way to use XML and XSL, though I'd say that > > what you are really doing at the server side is producing a new document > > by using XSL as a query language on the real source document. IMO it is > > hard to draw a distinct line between querying a data source and > > presenting it. > > 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). > > If I am incorrect, please let me know of such a search engine. Otherwise, > I am curious if anyone else has encountered this query/rendering > tag-exploitation issue. > > jr gardner > > __________________________ > John Robert Gardner, Ph.D. > http://vedavid.org/diss/ > ____________________________________________________ > Obermann Center & The Graduate College > for Advanced Studies > The University of Iowa > ____________________________________________________ > "Your dreams must always lead you beyond comfort"