I know it’s possible to build a Search Engine on a traditional way and use safe messages for the API communication instead of http. I would use Apache Solr + some scraper in whatever language to achieve this (and run it on a DigitalOcean machine). It would be easy and quick to set this up, but how bad it would be? Would be this considered a “true” safe way to develop a Search Engine or it would be considered just a workaround?
When I think in SAFE apps, I imagine them working in a total decentralized way, with no servers. And so, an application built with central servers would be against this idea. Plus, it would be vulnerable to censorship. The server location would be hide, but still would be working on a centralized way. At other hand, I can’t imagine an application like this working as the Seneca’s Decorum protocol - with no servers.
It would be acceptable to implement a Search Engine in that way?