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

Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> Wed, 26 June 2013 17:09 UTC

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Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 19:09:00 +0200
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Subject: Re: [Tools-discuss] Include mail archive permalinks in mailing list messages
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* Carsten Bormann wrote:
>Right now, when I dig out an old message out of my mail reader and I 
>want to point other people to it, I need to google the contents to find 
>it in the IETF mail archive in order to obtain the permalink.
>This is tedious, and worse, it leads to people not referencing old 
>discussions as much as would be healthy.
>
>Why doesn't each message carry its own permalink at the time I get it?

http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6778 actually calls for that. All that is
needed would be a Message-Id => archive-address database and a script
that adds something like `Archived-At: http://mid.ietf.org/...` to out-
going mails. (One frustrating issue though is that the archive system is
currently too slow, you have to wait several minutes for mails to appear
in the archive, so the Archived-At links might not actually work when
you point others to them; that should also be fixed...)
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