Peeters Online Journals offer an online access to the complete contents and texts of scientific journals. A simple, but well structured interface gives access to the journals covered by the system. A MySQL-database and a HTML-based administration module are the sources of this site. Visitors can access the data by ip-recognition or a 24h personal login. The articles are presented in portable data file (PDF) format, a file type which focuses on the presentation of the text. In order to make the full text searchable, Peeters did a optical character recognition of the files of 'tijdschrift voor geneeskunde'. This rose new issues. Implementing a Unicode-based SQL database with XML-data could solve these problems and simplify the workflow severely.