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Re: Multi-message reply and "References:"

2003-06-20 05:07:47

Nathaniel Borenstein writes, quoting Steven Rohall:
As one who has been involved in thread "calculation" for some time, I think the biggest advantage of such a scheme is that we can take the guesswork out of threads. In particular, if we define a Threads header that contains all of the lineage information known at message composition, then UAs don't need to calculate threads in some arbitrary fashion at message reception; instead, the threads are precisely known.

A lot of clients seem to put random junk into references and in-reply-to. Why would their "threads" generation be any more trustworthy?