[Gd-hackers] new mailing list name?
chris at chris-page.org
Wed Nov 2 19:51:50 UTC 2005
On Oct 30, 2005, at 10:02 AM, Hannes Mehnert wrote:
> of course, the list-id will change then
Please, no, or at least: No, it doesn't necessarily follow that the
List-ID will change.
List-ID is supposed to be as persistent as possible, even if the list
address changes. In fact, the ID doesn't have to include any portion
of the list address, name or topic. The contents are almost entirely
arbitrary. They can contain domain names in order to leverage the
domain name system to make it easy to assign unique IDs, but that
domain doesn't have to have any relationship to the list address.
If you really think it's important to change the List-ID, at least
try to change it to something that is more generic and not likely to
change the next time we change the list address. For example, make it
more descriptive, like, "dylan-implementors...".
From the RFC:
"4. Persistence of List Identifiers
Although the list identifier MAY be changed by the mailing list
administrator this is not desirable. (Note that there is no
disadvantage to changing the description portion of the List-Id
header.) A MUA may not recognize the change to the list identifier
because the MUA SHOULD treat a different list identifier as a
different list. As such the mailing list administrator SHOULD avoid
changing the list identifier even when the host serving the list
changes. On the other hand, transitioning from an informal
unmanaged-list-id-namespace to a domain namespace is an acceptable
reason to change the list identifier. Also if the focus of the list
changes sufficiently the administrator may wish to retire the
previous list and its associated identifier to start a new list
reflecting the new focus."
Chris Page - Dylan Pundit
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