HiJacking Threads Was: hostapd for Fedora 10
kevin.kofler at chello.at
Thu Jan 8 01:30:16 UTC 2009
Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> I'm using the Gmail web interface for this list, basically as an
> experiment. If it's not threading properly, I'll consider changing
> (needless to say, it *does* thread properly on Gmail :-)
> However I see that Gmail does add the Message-ID and In-Reply-To
> headers, so are you sure the problem is at my end?
Well, looks like Gmail and Gmane and/or KNode don't like each other.
Finding out who's the party to blame probably amounts to a careful reading
of all the relevant RFCs (which are both the E-Mail and NNTP/Usenet RFCs -
if they disagree, Gmane is the party to blame for not doing the
translation, if they agree, one of the clients is at fault).
What's sure is that KNode is not using the In-Reply-To header (only
References) and Gmail is only looking for that header and ignoring
References. Both behaviors suck for interoperability. (I should probably
try filing a bug against KNode and see what they have to say about this
issue, hoping Gmane won't strip the header out while gatewaying to the
mailing list if KNode sends it.) At least the mailman archiving tool does
understand References (which means my posts show up properly threaded in
the official archive).
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