Re: Poor "next in thread" functionality of public mailing lists

On 7 Sep 2010, at 1:56 AM, Anton Prowse wrote:

> Hi,
> In the archive of the public mailing lists at 
>  the "Replies" and "Next in thread" functionality is limited to the  
> period in which the current message lives.
> This is rather troublesome, since it becomes very difficult to  
> review a conversation that took place over an extended period of  
> time.  (On www-style, for instance, such conversations occur  
> frequently.)  As a result, follow-ups often get missed, seemingly  
> leading to WG decisions being made on the basis of incomplete  
> information.
> Would you consider changing this behaviour?

Hi Anton,

I checked with the Systems Team, who acknowledged this and replied:

  * No plans right now to add a complete unbroken thread view.
  * If you click on the "In-Reply-To" link, it will point you to the  
correct message, even if it is across periods; it's using the msgid- 

_ Ian

> Kind regards,
> Anton Prowse

Ian Jacobs (
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Received on Thursday, 9 September 2010 02:12:23 UTC