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A Tagged Index Object for use in the Common Indexing Protocol (RFC2654)

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Original Publication Date: 1999-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-May-22
Document File: 25 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Hedberg: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This document defines a mechanism by which information servers can exchange indices of information from their databases by making use of the Common Indexing Protocol (CIP). This document defines the structure of the index information being exchanged, as well as the appropriate meanings for the headers that are defined in the Common Indexing Protocol. It is assumed that the structures defined here can be used by X.500 DSAs, LDAP servers, Whois++ servers, CSO Ph servers and many others.

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Network Working Group                                      R. Hedberg
Request for Comments: 2654                                  Catalogix
Category: Experimental                                  B. Greenblatt
                       Directory Tools and Application Services, Inc.
                                                             R. Moats
                                                                 AT&T
                                                              M. Wahl
                                         Innosoft International, Inc.
                                                          August 1999


     A Tagged Index Object for use in the Common Indexing Protocol

Status of this Memo

   This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet
   community.  It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
   Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.
   Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1999).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document defines a mechanism by which information servers can
   exchange indices of information from their databases by making use of
   the Common Indexing Protocol (CIP).  This document defines the
   structure of the index information being exchanged, as well as the
   appropriate meanings for the headers that are defined in the Common
   Indexing Protocol.  It is assumed that the structures defined here
   can be used by X.500 DSAs, LDAP servers, Whois++ servers, CSO Ph
   servers and many others.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   2. Background  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   3. Object  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   4. The Tagged Index Object . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   4.1. The Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   4.2. Content Type  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
   4.3 Tagged Index BNF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
   4.3.1. Header Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
   4.3.2. Tokenization types  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
   4.3.3. Tag Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
   4.4. Incremental Indexing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

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