[time-nuts] List Threading Behavior?

Ziggy ziggy9 at pumpkinbrook.com
Wed Oct 26 13:53:57 EDT 2011

The other way that threads get broken is by thread 'hijacking'. If I 
were to hit reply to any message on this thread, change the subject and 
delete the body, I could write a 'new' message. Threaded clients would 
see that new message as part of the existing thread, but others would 
simply see a new message with a new subject. It's  bad form to use 
'reply' and change the subject. If you're going to change the subject, 
start with a new and blank message.


On 10/25/2011 05:38 PM, Justin Pinnix wrote:
> Looking at recent instances of thread-breaking tells a different story:
> X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Version
> User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20110929
> Thunderbird/7.0.1
>   User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:
> Gecko/20110830 Thunderbird/3.1.13
> While these mailers are all running on Microsoft OSes, none of them are
> actual Microsoft products.

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