Re: Time stamps

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 23:09:25 +0100 (MET)
Message-ID: <>

On Tue, 16 Mar 1999, Ashley M. Kirchner wrote:

> One thing I noticed is that hypermail has a tendency to grab the
> top line to report the Last message date, while grabbing the Date line in
> the headers to timestamp each message.


> This is what originally triggered my curiosity, why the
> discrepancy. By looking at the headers, I now see which date is being
> used for what. My question now is, why?

Well I can't answer. I believe it was solved like this already in the 1.02 and no one ever changed that. A guess would be that since the from-line is added by a server, and server's in general tend to have the clocks better set than clients, it would be a better reference.

I'd prefer to use the Date:-string, it is more likely to reflect the time the send sent the mail which I think most often is the interesting date. That would of course also require a better date parsing function.

             Daniel Stenberg -
   ech`echo xiun|tr nu oc|sed 'sx\([sx]\)\([xoi]\)xo un\2\1 is xg'`ol
Received on Thu 18 Mar 1999 12:14:34 AM GMT

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