>From: jcurran at bbn.com (John Curran)
>Subject: Simple Wais (swais) interface testing
>Message-ID: <65373 at bbn.BBN.COM>
>Date: 28 Jul 91 05:11:21 GMT
>Sender: news at bbn.com>Reply-To: jcurran at BBN.COM (John Curran)
>Organization: Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc., Cambridge MA
The screen-mode WAIS interface that I have been working on is
now ready for alpha testing. I am aware of several outstanding
problems, but am looking for feedback on the general interface and
interaction model at this time.
The "swais" (simple wais) program currently supports:
Selection of multiple sources for a query.
Specification of keywords for query on screen.
Itemization of resulting documents with attributes.
Retrieval and display (via more) of any selection documents.
Repeat current search specifying new keywords and/or sources.
It will soon support:
Retreival of documents into a local file or to a filter program.
Ability to select retrievied source descriptions in future queries.
Scrolling source and document displays for >15 items.
As it is still young code, I'd prefer that people try it by telnet'ing
to hub.nnsc.nsf.net; username wais. Send any comments to jcurran at nnsc.nsf.net.