Re: [MORG] Expiration impending: draft-ietf-morg-inthread

Jan Kundrát <jkt@flaska.net> Thu, 06 January 2011 20:49 UTC

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Subject: Re: [MORG] Expiration impending: draft-ietf-morg-inthread
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On 01/06/11 21:39, Mark Crispin wrote:
> Considering that THREAD=REFERENCES and THREAD=ORDEREDSUBJECT are the only
> forms of threading that many servers will ever implement, this seems to be
> a rather unfortunate choice.

I'm aware of the fact that THREAD=REFS is still in very early stages of
adoption. However, the other threading methods would require quite heavy
postprocessing on the client side in order to be usable, at least
according to my metric -- I prefer not to have unrelated messages with
the same subject merged into one thread. An extra walk on all envelopes
to sort threads by date of recent arrivals is not worth it in my book,
either.

So the situation right now is either server-side threading by
THREAD=REFS, or no threading at all. If/when I implement threading which
doesn't require this extension, it will likely work by requesting
References/In-Reply-To headers and working on them.

Best regards,
Jan