Boolean Query DTD?

Avi Rappoport avirr at LanMinds.Com
Sun Mar 14 07:42:59 GMT 1999

I have a consulting client who is shipping around Boolean queries. 
The documents are not XML, but they are using XML for data transfer 
between the search form and the back-end search engine, and in the 
results listings.  We would like to replace their proprietary query 
language (it looks like AltaVista's + and - system) with XML markup, 
because it seems cleaner and could be parsed with the rest of the 

I have read all 66 position papers at the QL '98 site 
<> and think that the proposed 
languages, such as XQL or XML-Query, are overkill for our needs.   Do 
we have to go the whole query route or is there something lightweight 
that might handle it for us?

Avi Rappoport, Search Tools Maven: <mailto:avirr at>
Guide to Site Indexing and Local Search Engines: <>

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