Re: Filename guarantees

2002-01-18 01:09:10
On Fri, 18 Jan 2002 09:01:04 +0800 
Mathias Koerber <mathias(_at_)koerber(_dot_)org> wrote:

The only major change that might occur is changing from a
numeric > system of identifying messages to using message-ids.
I.e.  The > filenames would be the message-id of the message.
This would > allow links to not go stale, or change, if an
archive is > re-created.

I might also throw in that the M-ID is intended to be unique per
message, but that in some cases (non-compliant, broken mailers or
list-software) it might not turn out to be, so MHonArc should
provide a means of detecting if a M-ID is already used as an
identifier (filename) and then select a replacement one (add a

Given that MHonArc currently generates locally unique Message-IDs
for messages without them < i doubt this is a problem.

J C Lawrence                
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