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Re: List configuration

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@www10.w3.org>
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 1997 15:30:55 -0400
Message-ID: <32D3F5EF.1C9E2D1D@w3.org>
To: Peter Flynn <pflynn@curia.ucc.ie>
CC: w3c-sgml-wg@www10.w3.org
Peter Flynn wrote:
> > Can't we get this
> > list server changed to set the "Reply-to:" header to point to the list?
> I second this. It should be the default behavior for any list: if one
> holds a group discussion, then it is reasonable to assume that any reply
> is targeted at the group rather the individual.

The conventional wisdom is very much to the
contrary. The following widely-cited article explains:

``Reply-To'' Munging Considered Harmful
Chip Rosenthal
$Id: reply-to-harmful.html,v 1.9 1996/07/20 03:36:29 chip Exp $ 

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