[Coco] Anybody willing to put Delphi Msgs on the Web?
adit at 1stconnect.com
Tue Aug 9 01:34:32 EDT 2005
Well I can see you've put alot of thought into this (alot more than I
have.) Frankly I doubt that someone will put in the amount of time
required to put it in a searchable database, etc, etc. I'm basically
shooting for something a little less ambitious myself. I'd settle for
organizing the files into some form that some kind of basic message
you simply read the messages. Maybe allowing you to look at messages by
month/year....something of that order. Perhaps once they're organized,
they could be dropped into the DB du jour for searching, etc. If you do
some kind of basic message reader, it could be expanded with more
features if people were really interested. Of course, just dropping the
messages into a Word Processor would also work! Not optimal, but better
than nothing. Since it is most likely I won't be arranging the files, its
basically up to the people running with it to decide. 'Don't look a gift
horse in the mouth' and all that other folk wisdom...
>The problems lie elsewhere.
>The first problem is determining that there are sufficient CoCoer's
>interested in using the product to warrant the large amount of work and disk
>storage space needed. I remain unconvinced.
>If persons wish to have this project done then a truthful description of
>what they have searched for in the past and how they did it needs to be
>The second is coming up with a product format that sufficient numbers of
>CoCoer's can use. Due to the volume of data involved most searches on the
>raw data would take way too long. They would only be possible if Paradox
>were used, or some other very powerful data base manager which few CoCoer's
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