Re: Duplicate message ids

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Wed, 5 May 1999 13:29:47 +0200 (MET DST)
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On Tue, 4 May 1999, Paul Haldane wrote:

> Any more thoughts on what (if anything) we should do with messages with
> duplicate message ids?
> My inclination is to stick with what we do now - don't try to add the
> duplicates to the web archive but put out a warning message to that a
> human can fix things by hand.

I think we could start with trying to think of reasons why this happens in the first place. How do you add several mails to the arcive using the same Message-ID? Does it ever actually occur that two different mails have the same ID? If it does, perhaps we should take the check a bit further and just make sure that if the subject and from lines are identical too we skip it. If they differ we can modify the ID so that'll become different. I'm not really sure if we want this though, or how we could present this in the document for the humans. If there is a reply to the mail we change ID for, it'll end looking like a reply to the first mail since that is then the only mail with that ID... Oh well, I guess we should just decide what behaviour we want and go with that. We can't possibly always do the right thing here.

             Daniel Stenberg -
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Received on Wed 05 May 1999 01:29:21 PM GMT

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