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Re: [Administrivia] URI's for listserv messages?

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2010 11:57:28 +0200
Message-ID: <4C80C688.7030405@few.vu.nl>
To: Jodi Schneider <jodi.schneider@deri.org>
CC: public-xg-lld <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
Hi Jodi,

> Is it possible to have URI's for listserv messages appended to the messages themselves? I find frequently myself going to the listserv archives page, solely in order to get an identifer/link for a message.

I forwarded your request to our (great) W3C support person, Coralie Mercier, and here is the answer I got. There's no miracle, but the solution she proposed does part of the trick. Your message was for example http://www.w3.org/mid/28F57B2C-9F45-4175-BD62-BECECBCDD696@deri.org  ...



No, this is not easily feasible.
However, messages that are sent from a mailing list bear the dedicated header Archived-At, or X-Archived-At, followed by a URI that resolves to the mail archive page of that message. It is of the form <http://www.w3.org/mid/mailidentification@machineidentification>.

I hope this is good enough for this person.

What I did myself for my own similar purposes, is to ask my MUA to reveal the Archived-At header, or the X-Archived-At header and when a messages comes from a list, I have a quick link to its archive directly in the section that shows all the headers of my MUA.

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