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   Re: [xml-dev] Reply-to munging

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On Fri, 18 Apr 2003 16:41:27 -0500
"Hunsberger, Peter" <Peter.Hunsberger@stjude.org> wrote:
> I've been using mailing lists off and on for some 20 years now and
> this is the first one I've encountered that behaves this way.
> Personally, I find it a pain that dialogue by default is "off list",
> maybe I'm just too used to"open source" mind sets (where off list is a
> bad thing)...


Munging is not associated with open source, necessarily.  It all depends
upon which side of the religious issue (as represented by the above URL,
the first I got with the google search string "reply-to munging
considered harmful") the list administrator is on.

In a nutshell, reply-to munging excludes the use of the reply-to header
by an individual, because if used, the list will overwrite it.  If the
capability happeens to be needed, it's lost irremediably.

Amelia A. Lewis                    amyzing {at} talsever.com
What makes me think I could start clean-slated?
        The hardest to learn was the least complicated.
                                                -- Emily Saliers


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