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alexey.melnikov at isode.com
Sat Jan 9 09:10:04 EST 2010
Bron Gondwana wrote:
>On Fri, 08 Jan 2010 09:56 -0800, "David Lang" <david.lang at digitalinsight.com> wrote:
>>one thing that I saw mentioned elsewhere as a limitation of IMAP (and
>>don't know if there is a way to address it reasonably) is the lack of a
>>fuzzy search capability.
>Without a specification document, it's hard to add anything that you expect
>clients to actually use.
>>the IMAP search is a exact match search, it would be useful to have the
>>hooks to be able to use a search-engine like search capibility as well (not just
>>exact matches, but matches with only some of the search terms, matches with
>>plural versions of the search terms, etc)
>Yes, that would be lovely to have. You'd probably run a separate search-engine
>process and have the IMAP server just send out a request and map the document
>IDs back to folder/uid on response.
>>As I understand it this would require a slight variation of the search
>>request to indicate that you want the fuzzy match, and a variation of the search
>>response to be able to indicate the quality of each match returned.
>It would require a brand new spec for the search result - an ordered list of
>UIDs wouldn't cut it any more!
>While we're at it, I'm much more interested in cross-folder searching with sort
>order that doesn't require folder as the first item, but that's significantly more
If you have some additional use cases in mind, please let me know.
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