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email headers (was Re: ACTION 07)

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 12:04:02 -0400
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To: public-ws-semann@w3.org

May I make a suggestion to everyone based on having chaired a WG in 
the past?  It is important that the email from this group be archived 
and that both the folks here, and also outsiders, can find things via 
a combination of search and thread heading.  For example, some point 
in the future someone will need to document the answer to some Last 
Call comment by pointing to some email message where the group argued 
some issue.  A year or so from now it may be very hard to remember 
what "Action 07" or "issue 5" referred to.  It also makes it hard for 
those who are trying to monitor the mail, but not reading every 
message to have a clue as to what the messages are about.
  A good WG practice is to use subjects that include some "semantic" 
content (at least in a human readable sense) and to do what I did in 
the subject line above when you rename an existing thread.  Something 
like "issue 5 - annotation context" will make things much easier in 
the future
  Sorry to jump in, but for those of us in the 1,000 email a week 
range little things like this make a big difference
  -Jim H

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