Re: MHonArc v2.1.1

1998-02-19 06:25:27
Koichi Nakatani wrote:

May I propose a small change of v2.1.1?

I think $fields{'from'} should be referred before $fields{'reply-to'}.
Some lists add a line `Reply-To: <List Address>' automatically,
so it is possibly better to look at From: lines first to identify the author.

No, no, no. There are also quite a lot of people out
there where one should/has to the Reply-To: to reach them!
It's also the sense of Reply-To: to to override the setting
of From:.  So as long as the order is hardcoded in mhonarc
one has to check reply-to before from.

For lists that insist adding/replacing list address with their
own list address it's much better to introduce a an ordered list
of Headers to check that  can be set on a archive by archive version,
e.g., say



Let me show my idea as a patch:
diff -urN MHonArc2.1.1/mhonarc MHonArc2.1.1patched/mhonarc
--- MHonArc2.1.1/mhonarc        Thu Feb 19 09:29:19 1998
+++ MHonArc2.1.1patched/mhonarc Thu Feb 19 17:01:16 1998
@@ -924,8 +924,8 @@
     ## Get From ##
-    $from = $fields{'reply-to'} ||
-           $fields{'from'} ||
+    $from = $fields{'from'} ||
+           $fields{'reply-to'} ||
            $fields{'apparently-from'} ||
            'No Author';

Koichi Nakatani
Graphic Arts Center, Konica Corporation

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