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- Subject: Re: New Topic (OT: thread/reply issues)
- From: Rob Kendrick <lua-l@...>
- Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 19:18:13 +0100
Brian Weed wrote:
> The email message format knows if it is a reply or not? Very interesting.
Indeed. This is what makes http://www.nun.org.uk/threading.png possible.
> I assumed that the only indication that it is a reply is when "RE:" is
> prepended to the subject line by the client.
> My client also does not regard my "New Topic" email as part of the same
> thread as the original from which I replied, since it must follow threads by
> the subject.
Lesser clients do this, because it's a lot easier. However, it destroys
threading information if the subject line is changed, which isn't what you
might want. (For example, I have changed the subject of this posting so it
actually reflects what's being discussed.)
(I use Thunderbird, btw.)
Rob Kendrick, Pepperfish Ltd. +44 (0)845 226 4146 www.pepperfish.net
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