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Hyrum, you're being impersonated! Also, please fix your mail headers!!! (was: Re: Jens, please try to get more peer review)

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 13:42:40 +0200

On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 08:31:41AM +0300, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Hyrum K. Wright wrote on Thu, 29 May 2008 at 18:48 -0700:
> > Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> > > Hyrum, this message doesn't have In-Reply-To: or References: headers, so it
> > > breaks threading. (Also, the "CC" field is 'Cc: ""
> > > <dev_at_subversion.tigris.org>'. The empty string there^ looks like some lazy
> > > programmer somewhere.)
> >
> > It wasn't signed either! Somebody is trying to impersonate me!
> >
> > Well, actually, I just sent the message from a web-based email client, instead
> > of my normal one, and didn't have my key with me. As far as the email
> > headers, I would remind you of Postel's law: "be conservative in what you do,
> > be liberal in what you accept from others" (RFC 793). I really don't have too
> > much control over the headers of that particular email client. Sorry.
> >
> "Liberal" here was appending that message as a new sub-thread of the
> original thread. It's not as convenient as usual, but I can live with it :)
> Daniel
> (who needs to fix his mail headers, too.)

... and who might also want to change the subject line if he's
changing subjects in the very middle of a thread! See the way I
did it for an example. </pedantic> :)


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