> Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 14:30:32 +0100 > From: "Edward C. Zimmermann" <[log in to unmask]> > >> I think you've missed an earlier part of the discussion. CQL >> already has nice, general syntax for the general proximity >> searching. What we're talking about here is whether a specific >> case of proxmity ("same element" searching) is best expressed using >> proximity with a specific > > I don't sematically see "same element" (in the same leaf container) > as proximity. Hmm. I am trying to think of a polite way to say "then you are mistaken", but I can't find one. :-) > Proximity is distance.. Within X characters.. Within X > words.. within some metric. Same element is NOT a metric. If you really want to push this point, you'll have to overturn an ANSI/NISO standard going back a full decade and ratified by ISO. See http://www.loc.gov/z3950/agency/markup/09.html#3.7.2 _/|_ ___________________________________________________________________ /o ) \/ Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk )_v__/\ "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown overboard" -- Eric Cantona. Yeah, right.