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Re: questions about "Languages with Self-Reference I" (Perlis85)

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2002 07:36:08 -0400 (EDT)
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
cc: <www-archive@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0209210733300.12527-100000@tux.w3.org>

On Sat, 21 Sep 2002, Sandro Hawke wrote:

> >
> > On Sat, 21 Sep 2002, Sandro Hawke wrote:
> >
> > > > Note: I have CC'd a public archive [1].  If you CC it on your reply,
> > > > it will be permanently archived on the web and thus much easier for me
> > > > to refer to and share with people.  Feel free to omit it if you're
> > > > more comfortable answering privately.  Don't worry about addressing a
> > > > wider audience in a CC'd reply; the archive is understood to simply
> > > > contain e-mail that people are willing to have kept around for future
> > > > reference.
> > >
> > > Note to self: this is a poor way to address this problem.  Much better
> > > would be to simply ask at the bottom: "May I archive your response on
> > > the web as part of my research notes, or would you prefer I keep it
> > > confidential?"
> >
> > I thought it worked quite well. Particularly as anyone replying and
> > copying www-archive will get a msg from gerald's list archive permissions
> > system, so advance warning is useful.
>
> But he didn't include it on his CC, and he didn't say anything about
> it, and there was nothing in his mail that shouldn't be archived as
> far as I can tell.
>
> Speaking of which, why didn't you keep www-archive in your cc?  :-)

Oh, oops, I meant to. No matter. Re-adding :)

>
> www-archive is an elegant hack, but it would sure be nice to just have
> a proper shared database of e-mail!

IMAP has some such facilities. Bristol Uni uses shared IMAP folders a lot.
Seems to be a lot of overlap between IMAP and HTTP though; maybe
someone'll do a Web-service based workalike sometime.

Dan

> > ps. this is my favourite mailing list...
>
> :-)
>
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>



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