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Subject: Re: test message,or reply's to, which worse?
From: "David W. Tamkin" <dattier @ ripco . com>
Date: Mon, 28 May 2001 18:00:12 -0500 (CDT)
Cc: list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: <5 . 0 . 0 . 25 . 2 . 20010528112136 . 039f6bb0 @ pop3 . vo . cnchost . com> from "JC Dill" at May 28, 2001 11:24:16 AM

JC (Dill, not Lawrence) wrote,

| Hmmm.  It seems we have an opportunity to write an RFC that would spec a
| "reply-to-list" header and a "reply-to-author" header, and discuss how to
| implement selection of these two reply options in common email
| clients.

That is what DJB had in mind with Mail-Followup-To: (for replying to the
list) and Mail-Reply-To: (for responding to the author) headers.  (RFC2369's
List-Post: is Mail-Followup-To: in URL syntax.)  Adding X-List-Author-Reply:
with the sanctioned RFC2369 set wouldn't hurt either.

| When the reader has two "reply to" buttons active when reading
| any given list post, and can easily and quickly click on the appropriate
| button for the reply they plan to send (or even change it later, while
| composing, if the reply changes tone while they are writing), it would make
| it a lot easier for everyone to send the reply where they want it to go.

Oh, I don't know.  An RTS list gives you two such buttons, and people still
play pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey instead of engaging their brains.




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