Re: Client-side searching proposal

Daniel W. Connolly (
Sat, 28 Jan 1995 08:48:21 +0100

In message <199501272227.OAA20968@hnear>, Jay Glicksman writes:
>Not to diminish Dan's point too much, but hypermail works off of RFC
>822 email archives, not individual text messages, so there is no
>"original-msg.txt" to refer to.
>> <head>
>> <link rel="original" href="original-msg.txt">
>> </head>
>> <body>
>> message with annotations...
>> </body>

I don't get it. It seems straighforward to extract a single message
out of an "RFC 822 email archive" and serve it up.

Or heck, give me a pointer to the whole archive. That's fine by me.
That at least makes it _possible_ for me to get my job done.

>Many other documents may also be derived (e.g. from data bases, server
>side includes) and have no "original" to refer to.

OK. If the source data in such a situation is completely unobservable
from the net, then I'd consider whatever byproduct is made available to
be the original. No audit trail necessary there.