Listserve Loses Headers containing message-IDs and URL/URIs

John C. Mallery (
Fri, 17 Jun 1994 00:23-0400

I noticed that The Listserver for WWW-talk and WWW-html is not
perserving the In-Reply-To headers, e.g.

In-Reply-To: <>

So, unless people put these references in the body of the message, they
are going to get lost. Bad.

If these were preserved, then the archive maintainers could do better
threading (e.g.,

There are probably other useful headers that should be preserved, like:




Basically, any header that refers to a MESAGE-ID or some kind of URL/URI
should be preserved.