[Mailman-Users] attachements question
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Wed Sep 28 10:30:15 CEST 2005
At 2:03 PM +0900 2005-09-28, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Why archivers don't use Message-Id for the URL, I don't know.
Because some MUAs generate message-ids that are likely to
collide. For some time now, I've been arguing that they should use a
hash of the relevant information (maybe all the headers, maybe just
selected headers, maybe the entire message, whatever is reasonable to
assume will survive), making sure to at least include the value of
the "Date:", "Message-ID:", and "Received:" headers as part of that
That hash would not change no matter how many times the archives
are updated, and all published links could remain valid unless that
particular message itself was deleted from the archives.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
-- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), reply of the Pennsylvania
Assembly to the Governor, November 11, 1755
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