HD> Look, it's easy. If you do read a e-mail sent from me and press
HD> the "reply" button on your mail program, then your reply will
HD> contain a reference to my former mail. My MUA will understand that
HD> this reply belongs to the first message. The MessageID is still
HD> But when you write a new message, then this message will not contain
HD> a reference to any of my former e-mails, even if you do reply
HD> to something I wrote. The MessageID forming the thread is gone.
It sounds as if the problem is with my sending a reply to a thread
without using the Reply command. The "new message" is part of the
thread and hence it is a reply to one or more messages from that thread.
HD> In contrast, a cookie is confidential and would be sent to me only.
First principles: the concept of a cookie is to hand over a literal
that is later handed back.
Please describe the usage sequence for the cookie you have in mind.
Also, why does it need to be confidential and how does this
confidentiality mechainism work in a group discussion environment?
Dave Crocker <dcrocker-at-brandenburg-dot-com>
Brandenburg InternetWorking <www.brandenburg.com>
Sunnyvale, CA USA <tel:+1.408.246.8253>