[RFC patch 2/2] lib: index message files with duplicate message-ids

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Thu Mar 16 11:22:07 PDT 2017

On Wed 2017-03-15 21:57:28 -0400, David Bremner wrote:
> The corresponding xapian document just gets more terms added to it,
> but this doesn't seem to break anything.

this is an interesting suggestion.  thanks for proposing it!

A couple questions:

 0) what happens when one of the files gets deleted from the message
    store? do the terms it contributes get removed from the index?

 1) when a message is displayed to the user as a result of a match, it
    gets pulled from one of the files, not both.  if it's pulled from
    the file that didn't have the term the user searched for, that's
    likely to be confusing.  do you have a way to avoid that confusion?

It also occurs to me that one of the things i'd love to have is
well-indexed notes about any given e-mail.  So if this was adopted, i
could presumably just write a file that has the same Message-Id as the
message, put my notes in it, and index it.  that's a little weird,
though.  would there be a better way to do such a thing?


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