XML / XSL Disparity

singba singba at msr.epm.ornl.gov
Thu Jun 4 16:47:13 BST 1998

I am writing a very simple, Java based, search engine for XML
documents.  I commonly use XSL for presentation of my XML
documents.  I find that it is useful to modify or add to the contents
of the XML using XSL for presentation purposes. Are there any
provisions for allowing a user to search for what they see and get the
document/view using a general purpose search engine?  Obviously,
one can not just search the XML file.

As an example, imagine a date stored as 19980604 in an XML file.
An XSL file converts that to 06-04-1998 for presentation.  The user
writes that date down and later searches for it but....

Any advice is appreciated.


Brad Singletary
Center For Collaborative Technologies Research
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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