The experience of low-barrier interoperability approaches like the Open Archives Initiative in conjunction with the success of Web Services technology encourage to think on new mechanisms to search and retrieve Web contents. We present a strategy that will allow heterogeneous Web resources to be searched and retrieved in the same way contents from digital libraries or other areas with well defined search and retrieval standards are. Simplicity, semantic-independence and specialisation are the key features of an approach that targets also the new metadata that is being disseminated as a result of the Semantic Web initiative.