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   Reply-To <list addr> is harmful (was: Bullard bounce back)

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  • From: Toby Speight <streapadair@gmx.net>
  • To: "XML developers' list" <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: 02 May 2000 17:56:53 +0100

Oliver> Oliver Becker <URL:mailto:obecker@informatik.hu-berlin.de>

0> In article <200005021118.NAA14254@mail.informatik.hu-berlin.de>,
0> Oliver wrote:

Oliver> Maybe the list software can be configured suchlike that it includes
Oliver> (or replace a existing) "Reply-To:" in the mail header.
Oliver> Reply-To: xml-dev@xml.org

Argh, no!  That would cause people's private replies to go to the
whole list much more than the few accidents that happen at present.

It's not likely to happen, as I'm sure Karl and Norm have read
"Reply-To Munging Considered Harmful"[1].

[1] <URL:http://www.unicom.com/pw/reply-to-harmful.html>

Perhaps the addition of appropriate list-information headers from RFC
2369 would be useful, particularly over the longer term (as MUAs learn
to use the posting address information).


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