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From "Stuart Halloway" <...@develop.com>
Subject subject line vote -1 from me, dont bother reading
Date Thu, 02 Nov 2000 14:19:39 GMT
I agree with Stefan, and BTW this list has the most useful subject lines of
any list I follow.  I appreciate everyone's good netiquette (compare with
the Sun Java lists sometime, ugh).

Stuart Halloway
DevelopMentor
http://staff.develop.com/halloway

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefan Bodewig [mailto:bodewig@bost.de]
> Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2000 8:56 AM
> To: ant-user@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: Re: subject line vote
>
>
> I've been told that my vote is void unless I give a rationale for it
> (thanks Conor).
>
> OK, A prefix on the subject line
>
> 1) Is unnecessary as there are several ways to filter in almost any
> MUA that don't require rewriting the subject line.
>
> 2) Violates RFCs
>
> 3) Is bad style
>
> 4) leads to
>
> [ant-user] SV: [ant-user] AW: [ant-user] Re: original subject
>
> because no mailing list managment software is smart enough to cope
> with all ways MUAs say they reply to something ("Re:" is the RFC
> choice but each nationalized version of MS products has its own prefix
> - with different capitalization depending on version or users taste or
> the phase of the moon ...)
>
> 5) breaks threading as long as MUAs don't use the References-Header
> for mails as well.
>
> So I repeat
>
> -1
>
> Stefan Bodewig


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