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Re: [ontolog-forum] Please thread the discussion

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From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2007 11:31:07 -0800
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Randall R Schulz wrote Tue, 6 Nov 2007 10:03:20 -0800:
> On Tuesday 06 November 2007 09:28, Peter Yim wrote:
>> For those who weren't around the last time we cover this (and
>> related) issues, you might want to check out the following:
>> * an earlier thread at:
>> http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/2007-03/msg00378.html ,
>> and
>> * how one can configure your mail client to put [ontolog-forum]
>> traffic away (from your inbox), which would then allow you to 'reply'
>> to the threads when you want to - see:
>> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?DealingWithMailingListTraffic
>> Cheers.  =ppy
>> --    (01)

> How many people see Peter's reply in the same thread as the message to 
> which he replied (which was my reply to his first message)?
> I do not. This is because he's using one of the non-compliant mail 
> clients (GMail, apparently).
> Using a separate mailbox does not make threads work, nor does refraining 
> from using a mailbox prevent threading from working
> If the software that formulates the message's headers doesn't respect 
> the standard and include proper Message-Id and In-Reply-To headers, 
> something as simple as changing the subject (as Peter did in his latest 
> reply) will break threading (fallback threading basedon the Subject 
> header, i.e.). If, on the other hand, the mail software _does_ support 
> the standard, changing the Subject will _not_ break threading.
> Surely as software professionals we can agree that standards are 
> generally a good thing and that this standard is no exception to that 
> rule. Shouldn't we thus conclude that using non-conformant software is 
> to be strongly discouraged?
> Definitely a pet peeve of mine...
> Randall Schulz    (02)

[ppy] good catch, Randall ... although I must clarify, I actually 
started a new thread (intentionally) by forwarding the ongoing 
discussion, and then modifying the subject line to reflect the 
subject matter, and to segregate it form that modified "... 
ontolog-forum Digest ..." thread.    (03)

I am sending this with a compliant mail client now (Mozilla 
Thunderbird ... Do keep us straight!    (04)

Cheers.  =ppy
--    (05)

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