Re: TECH: Re: Summary, web based mailinglist archives
|Date:||Monday, October 25, 1999, 17:59|
Paul Bennett wrote:
> Please share what knowledge you have, though we're heading into deep water, and
> probably left topic about the time I said "Perl". <G> Private email may be
> better. It's up to you.
Here's another idea:
If people first suggest various interesting searches,
you could accumulate a list of "super-topics" by query.
Then offline, you do full text searches and generate
a hit list per query. Then each original article,
stripped of email addresses, can put zipped and placed
on the server, all 300 megabytes shrunken to 20mb (??).
Occasionally someone suggests a new query, you add it to
the list, and reindex once per month or two.
Advantages: full-text search; computation offline;
entire database online compressed (browsers must support zip);
full interesting list of possible searches; newbie-friendly.