Search facility for the list archives?

David Herron David.Herron at Sun.COM
Wed Aug 15 21:04:58 UTC 2007

Volker Simonis wrote:
> Are there any plans for a search facility that can search all the
> mailing lists from I meanwhile counted 33 different lists
> and from the names it's not always clear where to look/post for a
> specific topic.
> I think providing a good search tool would greatly increase the
> usefullness of the lists alltogether and would reduce the burdon of
> double/cross posting.
> I also remember that I've already posted to discuss at openjdk on the 1st
> of March, however the current archives start from May only. Where have
> the old postings gone too?
> Regards,
> Volker
Dunno about the old postings.. they were on differently implemented 

It seems to me that going to google and entering: search string

would be a very good way to handle this.  But there's a robot.txt saying 



    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /

There must be a reason for this to which I'm not privy.  To me it makes 
absolute perfect sense to index this stuff because it's the search 
engines that draw the most traffic to a web site.

- David Herron

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