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Re: Multi-message reply and "References:"

2003-06-18 18:52:53

Nathaniel Borenstein writes:
deleted messages are a real problem for post hoc thread computation
and force UAs to rely on subject-based matching

False. The trn program does a fine job of merging the References fields
from many messages into a coherent thread picture, even when messages
have been deleted.

Maybe putting more information into each message would make trn's job
easier---but maybe not. Some sort of merging is obviously necessary as
soon as there are two independent replies to a single message; I see no
evidence that this software would be simplified by any of the proposals

---D. J. Bernstein, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics,
Statistics, and Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago