Each Broker can support different attributes, depending on the data it holds. Below we list a set of the most common attributes:
Abstract Brief abstract about the object. Author Author(s) of the object. Description Brief description about the object. File-Size Number of bytes in the object. Full-Text Entire contents of the object. Gatherer-Host Host on which the Gatherer ran to extract information from the object. Gatherer-Name Name of the Gatherer that extracted information from the object. (eg. Full-Text, Selected-Text, or Terse). Gatherer-Port Port number on the Gatherer-Host that serves the Gatherer's information. Gatherer-Version Version number of the Gatherer. Update-Time The time that Gatherer updated the content summary for the object. Keywords Searchable keywords extracted from the object. Last-Modification-Time The time that the object was last modified. MD5 MD5 16-byte checksum of the object. Refresh-Rate The number of seconds after Update-Time when the summary object is to be re-generated. Defaults to 1 month. Time-to-Live The number of seconds after Update-Time when the summary object is no longer valid. Defaults to 6 months. Title Title of the object. Type The object's type. Some example types are: Archive Audio Awk Backup Binary C CHeader Command Compressed CompressedTar Configuration Data Directory DotFile Dvi FAQ FYI Font FormattedText GDBM GNUCompressed GNUCompressedTar HTML Image Internet-Draft MacCompressed Mail Makefile ManPage Object OtherCode PCCompressed Patch Perl PostScript RCS README RFC SCCS ShellArchive Tar Tcl Tex Text Troff Uuencoded WaisSource Update-Time The time that the summary object was last updated. REQUIRED field, no default. URL-References Any URL references present within HTML objects.