Thank you, Earl, for spoon-feeding me the roll-your-own version
of mailto: URLs with Hoffman attributes.
My current working draft now has some of these in
[back up the URL to end at .../1/ to see the archive produced.]
Strictly FYI, The things I wanted to do and haven't seen how yet,
relative to this revision of the site, are:
Put the follow-up links with the mailto: URLs in them
ahead of the FOLREFS. Since I made the visitor wait
'til this point to respond, I want a "write" opportunity
offered before the "read more" opportunities, to cue
that the group really does want interaction and feedback.
Put citatations appearing in FOLREFS on one line each.
This is good for speech users who will "read the line
with the cursor on it" and good for people with
one-line braille displays.
Note, I am using the pre-formatted FOLREFS and not using
the next-in-thread, previous-in-thread links because I
think it is important to present the tree structure of
an asynchronous discussion as clearly as possible, and
that linearizing the thread view as per these two
relationships is a noticeable degradation in how well
the actual flow of the discourse is being reflected back
to the visitor of the message page.
At a lower level of priority, I would like to be able
to reprogram the FOLREFS formatting to show author first
[and hot] for follow-up posts. On average, the author
diversity of replies contrasts with the sameness of
reply Subject: headers to make the author the most
informative discriminant at this branch point. I can do
this in the thread index page as is [haven't yet] but in
MHonArc 2 the style decisions used in FOLREFS are private
[modulo Perl mucking].