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XML and better Web searching

Joe Jackson (Joe Jackson is Information Technology Instruction Librarian, Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota. )
Donald L. Gilstrap (Donald L. Gilstrap is Director of the Library, Norwalk Community Technical College, Norwalk, Connecticut.

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Article publication date: 1 September 1999



This article addresses the implications of the new Web meta‐language XML for World Wide Web searching. Compared to HTML, XML is more concerned with structure of data than documents. These XML data structures, especially when declared in document type definitions, should prove conducive to precise, context rich searching. Some of the directions the XML language is intended to move are briefly covered. Additionally, trends in World Wide Web development with respect to beta versions of the XML language are discussed.



Jackson, J. and Gilstrap, D.L. (1999), "XML and better Web searching", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 17 No. 3, pp. 316-320.




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