[REBOL] Re: REBOL TEXTBASE
From: dness:home at: 26-Oct-2001 3:25
Dr. Louis A. Turk
> I personally would not want everything on my computer indexed, but only
> documents that I might use in my writings. Anything else would be
> undesirable clutter.
> Documents such as web pages can easily be stripped of their tags using parse.
Actually that's not true. Complex HTML markup, particularly with in-line java can
be quite difficult to parse,
> Source code for rebol would certainly work as is.
I suppose most computer code would, but it isn't something that I'd normally
use in `my writings'.
> Almost all programs have an export to ascii option.
Some do. Far, far from `almost all'. And in any case this sort of misses the point,
doesn't it? If you have to remember to write out an `ascii version' for the purposes
your indexing, then all of the advantages of `automatic' indexing pretty much disappear.
> Eudora email files are already in ascii format.
Yes, but Eudora only handles a small fraction of Net mail. NetScape Communicator and
which handle far more, I think, both store mail in complex structured files.