Preserving "References" header lines

Una Smith una at doliolum.biology.yale.edu
Mon Aug 29 16:58:37 EST 1994


Ken Sallenger <ken at animal.csd.scarolina.edu> wrote:

>>It would be REALLY, REALLY, REALLY nice if everyone made sure their
>>software preserved/updated the References: header line.  Especially
>>the BIOSCI staff.  <hint, hint>

Dave Mack <dmack at net.bio.net> wrote:

>The fact that all of the bionet newsgroups are bi-directionally
>gated to mailing lists probably causes the References line to get
>nuked now and then.

Reinhard Doelz's articles apparently go from Usenet to daresbury.ac.uk,
then via a mailing list to net.bio.net, and from there to Usenet
again, with References intact.  So it's not the gateways that are
at fault here.

The References: header lines are messed up when replies originate
from mailing list subscribers (who don't bother to manually insert
the line themselves), but this shouldn't be a problem for BIOSCI
staff -- unless you post via e-mail instead of using a newsreader.

-- 
	Una Smith			smith-una at yale.edu

Department of Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT  06520-8104  USA



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