Re: MIME disposition

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 16:13:58 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-ID: <>

On Fri, 23 Apr 1999, Paul Haldane wrote:

> Duplicate message-ids _shouldn't_ be a problem - after all message-ids are
> meant to be unique


> Hypermail shouldn't drop messages on the floor without letting the user
> know.

It does now I believe. I kind of considered duplicate IDs so terribly unplaced so they didn't even warrent a comment in the output ;-)

> It may be problematic with the current structure of Hypermail to cope
> with different messages with the same msgid. I think quite a lot of it
> assumes that there's a 1-1 mapping between msgid and message.

Yes, sorting and mainly threading is kind of problematic when there can be more than one mail that has a single reply. Like "to which of the two previous mails with the same ID was the reply for?".

             Daniel Stenberg -
   ech`echo xiun|tr nu oc|sed 'sx\([sx]\)\([xoi]\)xo un\2\1 is xg'`ol
Received on Fri 23 Apr 1999 04:12:48 PM GMT

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