Preserving "References" header lines
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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