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From: "Charles Lindsey" <chl(_at_)clerew(_dot_)man(_dot_)ac(_dot_)uk>
Subject: Experiment with multiple Reference headers
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This message contains two Reference headers. 

not here it didn't

Please report whether it is
delivered intact 

exactly how might one know ?

I've snipped a lot of transport stuff already ... but I wouldn't like to
guess how much of what remains was added by that process -- or whether
other things have disappeared on the way

and whether it causes any other problems, such as
peculiar threading.

it always strikes me that the sort of people who combine two threads
into one and answer bits of both at random (and who therefore demand two
reference headers so that their valuable contributions can be correctly
placed into the responses) are exactly the sort of people I find have
contributed very little to the conversation :(

viz: It might be elitist, but I find that the directed tree graphs we
have at the moment work remarkably well --- and I don't see why anyone
wants to encourage random connections between multiple discussions :(

For this first experiment, both the Reference headers are identical. If
this causes no obvious problems, then I shall try further examples
representing various DAGs.

also, I endorse Keith Moore's point about the likely value of the
experiments given the huge number of clients out there -- are you
expecting me to feed this through a few dozen of my Perl scripts as
well, to see what they do ? If they die("multiple References") then
should we just criticise my coding style ?

- -- 
richard @ highwayman . com                       "Nothing seems the same
                          Still you never see the change from day to day
                                And no-one notices the customs slip away"

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