Specifying links in Python-URL bulletin

Consolidated Meowbot meowbot at meowing.net
Thu Feb 22 10:13:37 CET 2001


HOW ARE YOU GENTLEMEN!!!
ALL YOUR NEWS ARE BELONG TO GOOGLE.
YOU ARE ON THE WAY TO CONFUSION.

>> My short experience showed that these "seld" values changed after
>> some time. If you repeat yor search next day, e.g. :(

> Really? That's poor! They'll presumably have to settle on some kind of
> permanent ID scheme when they roll out their forthcoming browsing
> facilities.

The Deja Fscking Googleborg does allow using the real message ID.  For
example, to see the article <news-answers/introduction_980967874 at rtfm.mit.edu>
you would use

<http://groups.google.com/groups?as_umsgid=%3Cnews-answers%2Fintroduction_980967874%40rtfm.mit.edu%3E>

Appending an &ic=1 to that may or may not take you directly to the
article instead of the summary, depending on the Googleborg's mood.

The syntax for these URLs seems to be changing as the DFGoogleborg
develops its news interface, so for the short term it may be more
useful to simply provide the message ID so that one can enter the
query `msgid:<blah>' at the main groups.google.com page, or paste it
into the msgid field on the advanced search form.



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