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Re: small edit Re: draft-hoffman-news-nntp-uri-02.txt

From: Charles Lindsey <chl@clerew.man.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 06 Nov 2004 16:10:28 -0000
To: uri@w3.org
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On Fri, 5 Nov 2004 19:15:20 -0500, Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>  
wrote:

> Small edit:
>
> Where it says
>
>>
>>    Observe, in contradistinction to the news scheme, that the  
>> <news-server>
>>    is not optional here, because the mapping from <article-numbers> to
>>    actual articles is unique to each server.
>>
>
> [in lieu of
> "is unique to each server."
> substitute:]
>
> varies from server to server.
>
> ... or ..
>
> is established independently by each server.

Yes, I think that is the best version.
>
> [why?]

Because otherwise you need an identifier inique worldwide. The  
<message-identifier> provides that, but it is too cumbersome for internal  
use within software (like for indicating ranges of articles already read  
in .newsrc files).
>
> 'unique' is stronger and not guaranteed.

It is certainly guaranteed unique within a given server.


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