[Mailman-Developers] Re: Dates

Jay R. Ashworth jra@baylink.com
Tue, 1 May 2001 23:57:54 -0400

On Tue, May 01, 2001 at 11:02:19PM -0400, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
> Phew!  A little thing like dates gets us geeks in an uproar.
> Whodathunk? :)

Timestamps are fun things to fight about.  :-)

> First, Mailman will not rewrite Date: headers for messages exploded to
> the list.  I'm a firm believer in the least-munging rule.  If the
> message gets sent out dated in 1982, then that's what the recipients
> will see.  So that one's off the table.

Outdating the message I *just* sent.  Crap.  I know better than not to
"read everything before doing anything".  

> Second, /all/ we're talking about is placing the article in the
> archives.  Ideally, the original Date: header would be preserved in
> the archive.  But on the other hand, it really doesn't help people
> find information when a message is placed 8 years into the future.

Rog.  Ok.

> I'm not worried about messages that are a few days off, I'm much more
> concerned about messages that are /years/ off.


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