Re: Comments on <draft-ietf-acap-mlsf-00.txt>?

From: Gavin Nicol (
Date: Thu Jun 05 1997 - 08:51:30 EDT

>> language, and is much easier to parse than something like HTML. You could
>> do something (loosely) like:
>> ( alternate-names
>> (en-us "name1")
>> (ja-jp "name2")
>> )
>I'm well aware of lisp like structuring -- ACAP makes heavy use of it in
>the protocol. But if attributes can have arbitrary structure, how is one
>to search for a particular value? What's the value and what's the

Try this:

                (name (language "english") ".....")
                (name (language "japanese") "....."))
                (address (language "english") ".....")
                (address (language "english") ".....")))

or this:

                <name language="english">.....</name>
                <name language="japanese">.....</name>
                <address language="english">.....</address>
                <address language="japense">.....</address>

there are a number of systems that allow you to use queries

   [address] with language=english
   [addresses] containing ([address] with language=english)

DynaWeb has had such kinds of searches for over 3 years now.

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