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2004.11.19 17:51 "[Tiff] Autoreply to the list - Yes or No ?", by Ulf Zibis
2004.11.19 22:03 "Re: [Tiff] Autoreply to the list - Yes or No ?", by Joris Van Damme
2004.11.20 15:33 "Re: [Tiff] Autoreply to the list - Yes or No ?", by Ulf Zibis
2004.11.20 17:22 "Re: [Tiff] Autoreply to the list - Yes or No ?", by Joris Van Damme

2004.11.19 22:03 "Re: [Tiff] Autoreply to the list - Yes or No ?", by Joris Van Damme

Ulf,

please use this thread, for the discussion instead of --> [Tiff] Using TIFFGetField to get a "Rational"

That is a recommendable attempt, but regrettably useless. If a thread gets divided, thread logic is lost. Quotes in the new thread come out of the blue, or either one cannot use quotes which is equally bad. The choice between multiple subjects in a single thread, or divided threads, is a choice between bad and worse.

The archive software uses a multitude of 'clues' to try and deduct thread relationships. The software isn't perfect (yet), and might never be because human senders and different mail clients do not behave consistently. But a subsequent round of human revision aims at making it more perfect, with 'perfect' meaning 'maximized human understanding'. In this case, that means your recommendable attempt itself needs to be part of the old thread, thus defeating its purpose...

Joris Van Damme
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