MKDoc is a Web site building, serving, and content management tool that was designed to encourage the use of good information architecture and the production of accessible Web sites. It provides different ways for the public to interact with and navigate between documents, including a sitemap, search facility, Dublin Core XML/RDF metadata, and printer versions of pages. All management, document creation, editing, and organizing is done via a Web browser, and the look is controlled using Petal templates. Unicode/UTF-8 is used to support all languages, including right-to-left languages.
MKSearch is a metadata search engine that indexes structured metadata in Web documents instead of free text in the document body. The data acquisition system conforms to the Dublin Core metadata in HTML recommendations, and supports other application profiles, such as the UK e-Government Metadata Standard. It also indexes native RDF formats, including RSS 1.0. The system has five major components: a Web crawler, an HTML document validator and formatter, a set of custom indexers, an RDF storage and query system, and a public query interface, provided through a standard servlet container.