A Free Idea: Search Engine for Webpages (+ Virtual Bookmarks)

Dmitri I GOULIAEV dig at telkel.net
Mon Aug 26 06:59:58 CEST 2002


Hi, Serge Boiko !
Hi, Peter Hansen !

 On Sun, Aug 25, 2002 at 12:30:12AM -0400, Peter Hansen wrote:

> I'm at a loss to understand what this would accomplish that Ctrl-F
> (that's "Find..." in my browser) does not already do for you fairly
> simply.
> 
> What's the big benefit in having a page of links if you can just hit
> "find next" repeatedly until you see the one you want.
> 
> I'm not saying there's no advantage... I just don't see it yet.

I found this idea very interesting !

Imagine, Peter, if the user needs to find and see all such places (where any of given combination of words may be found) in scientific paper. But (s)he is interested not in all such places, but only in few of them, where such a combination is found in the section "Matherial and Methods" of the article. (S)he clicks on the link to published article and on top of the loaded page (or inside a separated frame) (s)he will see if this particular article contains wanted combinations of words (and meets additional conditions also ).

And I would like to point out that there is another possible use of such a plug-in or a server (even in user-space). This can not only generate additional list of links (cached or not, i.e. generated each time that page is requested), but it can generate additional anchors inside the page, so user can save bookmarks wherever (s)he want (to retrieve them later). But, in my opinion, this will require more interaction with browser (because the user must be able to tell the browser where (s)he wants new bookmark). So, plug-in implementation probably would be more appropriate in this case. 

Imagine, ANY place inside the www-page can be bookmarked. Not so bad.

I'm not sure if this technology is already used somewhere or not, but it seems enough interesting to me. It may be seen as "virtual bookmarker".


Regards,

-- 
DIG (Dmitri I GOULIAEV)




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