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From: Eric Wong <>
Subject: lei: per-message keywords and externals
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 02:49:50 +0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210224204950.GA2076@dcvr> (raw)

Something I've been pondering for a bit is how to handle
keywords (Seen, Important, Replied, ...) for messages stored in

I want "kw:" prefix to be a usable search term, like:

	lei q something interesting kw:seen
	lei q something interesting NOT kw:seen

This is no problem for imported messages in ~/.local/share/lei/store.
All the keyword info is stored in line with the rest of the
Xapian index data.

But, I also don't want to be wasting users' space by duplicating
index data if they're already hosting inboxes for public
consumption.  So, it's looking like parsing out kw: ourselves
and do extra filtering on our end when externals are in play is
going to be a requirement...

Or, just don't support searching using "kw:" with externals, for
now; but still stash keywords somewhere when writing to
traditional mail stores.

And there's also HTTP/HTTPS externals, but those will have
transparent caching/memoization into lei/store by default, soon.

             reply	other threads:[~2021-02-24 20:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-02-24 20:49 Eric Wong [this message]
2021-02-26  9:26 ` lei: per-message keywords and externals Eric Wong
2021-03-02  9:28   ` Eric Wong
2021-03-03 14:01 ` [RFC] lei_xkw: eXternal KeyWord index Eric Wong
2021-03-13 11:50   ` Eric Wong

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