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

Dave Crocker <dhc2@dcrocker.net> Wed, 26 June 2013 17:39 UTC

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

The archive is essentially a post-distribution mechanism.  That is, 
message distribution is independent of message archival.  Hence the 
distribution mechanism cannot know the lookup key for the archived copy 
of the message.

One might invent all sorts of ways to compensate for this, but it will 
require a new layer of mechanism, with its own challenges.

d/


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