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

Dave Sherohman esper at
Wed Oct 30 20:33:00 CET 2002

On Tue, Oct 29, 2002 at 11:20:13AM -0800, Chuq Von Rospach wrote:
> On Tuesday, October 29, 2002, at 10:54  AM, Jay Sekora wrote:
> >Whatever the merits of your arguments about what headers I should be 
> >using
> >to filter which lists, the fact is that taking something the original
> >composer of the mail entered in the To: field and moving it to the Cc:
> But you're making a false assumption here, that the list was in the to 
> line. That's not a safe assumption. it could be in to, cc or bcc. Just 
> as you could be in to, cc or bcc. if you're assuming where the 
> addresses are, you'll break at random occasions when users don't follow 
> your ideas of appropriate.

I'm not sure that you're following Jay's point.  He appears to me to
be arguing (and I agree with him) that To:, Cc:, and Bcc: headers
have semantic differences in their usage.  Your standardization of
what goes where destroys those semantics.

Yes, the semantics are not universally recognized and some users
won't follow them.  But that doesn't mean they should be squashed.
(Note also that I'm talking here about distinctions to humans and
explicitly not about filtering on them.)

When we reduce our own liberties to stop terrorism, the terrorists
have already won. - reverius

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