Re: [Tools-discuss] Include mail archive permalinks in mailing list messages

Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> Wed, 26 June 2013 17:53 UTC

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On Jun 26, 2013, at 19:39, Dave Crocker <dhc2@dcrocker.net> wrote:

> On 6/26/2013 10:17 AM, Ted Lemon wrote:
>> On Jun 26, 2013, at 12:51 PM, Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> wrote:
>>> Why doesn't each message carry its own permalink at the time I get it?
>> 
>> This would certainly be a useful feature.
> 
> 
> As I understand the current system architecture, there's a technical challenge to this.

I know, the "why" was more of a rhetorical question.

It is not something that can be implemented in an afternoon, but generating some form of per-mailing-list auto-incrementing serial during distribution that is then added to a database similar to the way Bjoern proposed to add message-ids to a database wouldn't be too hard.  Maybe two afternoons, including documentation :-).  Another afternoon to make the mail-archive HTML actually use those URIs.

Grüße, Carsten