Re: [siesta-dev] how to reply to email (was: mail forwarding loop)

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From: David Cantrell
Subject: Re: [siesta-dev] how to reply to email (was: mail forwarding loop)
Date: 17:25 on 10 Nov 2004
On Wed, Nov 10, 2004 at 09:20:44AM -0800, Bowen Dwelle wrote:
> Richard Clamp wrote:
> >If you try and start another thread by finding an old message and 
> >hitting reply I'm going to hunt you down and slap you.
> As a programmer, I realize the usefulness of In-Reply-To, but replying 
> to an existing message also happens to be my most common way of replying 
> to a list, new topic or old. I expect that I'm not by any means the only 
> person who does that.
> How would you expect a normal user to know (or care) that the system 
> doesn't know how to deal with that behavior?

Please define how it should "know how to deal with that behaviour".
Your proposed solution will need to cope with people deliberately
changing the Subject while staying in the same thread, like what I've
just done.

> I'm sure this has already been discussed a million times in other 
> forums, but shouldn't Subject supersede In-Reply-To for threading?

No.  In-Reply-To indicates that the message is, errm, In Reply To
another.  If you wish it to not be in reply to another, don't send an
In-Reply-To header.

David Cantrell |

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