Experimental HTTP methods to support indexing and searching

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Authors Martin Hamilton  , Daniel LaLiberte 
Last updated 1996-06-13
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This document briefly outlines current approaches to indexing and searching, proposes some experimental mechanisms which might be deployed within HTTP [1] in support of these activities, and concludes with a discussion of the issues raised. The key features which are seen as desirable are a standardized way of providing a local search capability on the information being made available by an HTTP server, and a way of reducing both the bandwidth consumed by indexing agents and the amount of work done by HTTP servers during the indexing process.


Martin Hamilton (m.t.hamilton@lut.ac.uk)
Daniel LaLiberte (liberte@ncsa.uiuc.edu)

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