*HCS* Final Call for Ignitaries!

William K. Josephson wkj at acm.org
Mon Oct 2 15:51:49 EDT 2000


On Mon, Oct 02, 2000 at 12:38:33PM -0700, Chris Palmer wrote:

> > Oh, yes it is.  Admittedly, this is the subject of numerous flamewars...
> > but munging the Reply-to: line really IS a Bad Idea (TM).  If you're not
> > convinced, here's one of the best cases I've seen made against it...
> 
> that might not be "a good idea" but it's not "broken".  the system is
> performing as it was set up to do.  thus it's a question of policy,
> not systemic error.
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
It may stil (correctly) be termed broken, though that is admittedly not how 
most people interpret the use of the word.  Something can, after all, be Broken 
As Designed: c.f. Windoze and MacOS :-p  *ducks and runs*

 -WJ





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