Problems with personalization (was Re: OFFTOPIC Re: [Mailman-Users]Archive URL in postings (2.1b3))

Chuq Von Rospach chuqui at
Tue Oct 29 23:04:46 CET 2002

On Tuesday, October 29, 2002, at 01:29  PM, G. Armour Van Horn wrote:

> can filter on. Netscape Mesenger only allows specific pre-configured 
> headers to
> be used, and List-ID isn't one of them.

and at some point, you have to decide not to wait for everyone else to 
get their act together, because they won't unless you push them. we 
don't want to stick with HTML 3.2 and black and white TVs forever, do 

> In other words, the filtering is going to be done based on the 
> capabilities of
> the client. Something that is theoretically better may not be terrible 
> useful.

the fact that some people using some clients are going to be 
inconvenienced is not necessarily an excuse to force everyone else to 
be inconvenienced by avoiding innovations. there's no 100% solution to 
any of this. the trick is to know when it's time to stop waiting and 
move forward.

Chuq Von Rospach, Architech
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Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but my duties
are largely ceremonial.

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