[Haskell-cafe] Issues of the "mailto" link on the list archive page

Xiao-Yong Jin xj2106 at columbia.edu
Sat Jun 7 10:21:13 EDT 2008


I had private conversation with Andrzej Jaworski about the
fact that his reply to Alberto Ruiz's post is off thread.
What he did was clicking on the "mailto" link beside the
author's name on the list archive web page [1].

[1] http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-cafe/2008-June/044023.html

I am not quite sure about what this link is supposed to do.
But, if it is meant for people to click and reply to the
thread, it is not doing this correctly, as the "Subject" and
"In-Reply-To" fields in the link are obtained from these
fields in the head of current email.  It would be useful if
the link shows "Subject" with an added "Re: " if there is
not already one, and fill in the "in-Reply-To" field with
the value from the "Message-Id" field of current email
head.  An optional "Reference" field is informative for most
of the email client, too.

Sorry if this topic has the least connection to the glorious

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