active file too far ahead
rra at stanford.edu
Wed Oct 27 23:49:20 UTC 1999
Per Hedeland <per at erix.ericsson.se> writes:
> Oops, I'm not sure that was a wise choice, it seems to me that the means
> to identify articles (i.e. server+group+number and/or Message-ID)
> shouldn't be a property of a specific access protocol, but perhaps
> that's mostly academic.
Message-ID is definitely usefor. Group numbering theoretically isn't,
> Presumably they're not doing the Xref: header as part of article format
> either then...
...usefor is doing Xref in completely obscene detail to support some weird
alternate versions of Supersedes. I think I've successfully killed the
idea of requiring that no server propagate Xref headers to their peers,
I think usefor bails on the actual group numbering problem by calling it a
site-specific message identifier or some such, though.
Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu) <URL:http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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