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RE: DXYZ123: meaningful subject lines?

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 10:37:00 -0500 (EST)
To: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@microsoft.com>
cc: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0011151030150.25457-100000@tux.w3.org>

hi Henrik,

From this and a couple of offlist comments, it seems clear I've given the
impression that I didn't understand the numbering scheme or the value of
having each message anchored into the docs. To rephrase, my concern was
that we're seeing a lot of messages that __only__ have the NNN identifier
in the subject. Hugo's message at
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-dist-app/2000Nov/0028.html
seems to encourage the use of the number with some additional human
readable text.  Taking a look over the message archive at
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-dist-app/2000Nov/index.html
only reinforces my desire for more informative subject lines... which
should of course also include the more formal identifiers.

Sorry if my quick note was confusing or sounded grumpy!

cheers,

Dan

On Wed, 15 Nov 2000, Henrik Frystyk Nielsen wrote:

> The numbers point to the numbers of each requirement in
>
>     http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/xp-reqs
>
> and in particular
>
>     http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/xp-reqs-02
>
> The reason for this numbering scheme is to be able to track the
> discussions related to each issue. The numbers map to anchor names like this
>
>     http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/xp-reqs-02#zNNN
>
> where NNN is the three digit number.
>
> Henrik
>
> > My mailbox has just filled up dozens of very interesting
> > messages hidden
> > behind very boring subject lines (D12FOO etc). Can I make a
> > plea for the
> > use of meaningful subject descriptions in these messages?
> > It'll make it a lot
> > easier for those of us without photographic memory to follow
> > what's going
> > on.
>
>
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