Off-topic: Usenet archiving history
ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Sun Jun 14 09:46:26 CEST 2009
David Bolen <db3l.net at gmail.com> writes:
> Individual messages could include an Expires: header if they wished,
Since we're already well off-topic: NNTP, HTTP, and email, and probably
other protocols as well, all deal with messages. They are all consistent
in defining a message  as having *exactly one* header.
Every time you call a field from the header “a header”, or refer to
the plural “headers of a message”, the IETF kills a kitten. You
don't want to hurt a kitten, do you?
 Okay, NNTP calls a message an “article”, and the header is
composed of “lines” where other protocols call them “fields” (since
there can be multiple lines per field), but that's no excuse.
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