[Mailman-Developers] Re: Dates

J C Lawrence claw@kanga.nu
Tue, 01 May 2001 21:27:41 -0700

On Tue, 1 May 2001 17:21:29 -0500 
David Champion <dgc@uchicago.edu> wrote:

> But it's not the MLM's business to judge whether a Date: header is
> correct.  How would it possibly know?  You're discussing ways to
> make a correct guess in most cases, but not a way to ensure
> correct information in all cases.

There are two interesting facts about a message:

  1) The message as the author wrote it.

  2) When the message arrived at the list in terms of time and in
  terms of list sequence.

Past that, its all quibbles.  Altering either one destroys
historical accuracy.  Bad idea.

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