On Sun, Aug 06, 2017 at 11:27:16PM +0200, Christian Ridderström wrote: > Hi, > > The wiki has "InterLinks", which is simply a convenient way to refer to > certain web pages. > For instance, this markup > > bug:10481 > > is automatically converted into this link > http://www.lyx.org/trac/ticket/10481. > > Similarly, there's prefixes like LyxDevelPost and LyxUsersPost which were > used to refer to gmane.org. Unfortunately gmane.org doesn't seem to contain > the LyX lists anymore :-( > > I just now tested repointing the prefix "LyxDevelPost" from gmane.org to > mail-archive.com, so e.g.this currently works: LyxDevelPost:200333 > > There's a problem though... it seems the IDs of posts, i.e. the number, is > different for gmane.org versus mail-archive.com. My repointing would > therefore mean that a pre-existing link into gmane.org "evolved" from > initially working fine, to not working at all, to suddenly pointing to the > wrong post in mail-archive.com. *sigh* > > A lesson learned here is that perhaps we should avoid referring to posts on > e.g. the devel list.
I suggest always referencing ML threads using the Message ID. For example, instead of referencing your email with: https://email@example.com/msg201508.html I prefer to reference it as follows: https://www.mail-archive.com/search?l=mid&q=CANP4zpO6vK%2BT8YQa7yMLXwMaw3fNcDUqO_%2BfcK80ypOJ0XB-Cw%40mail.gmail.com Although it is longer, it contains the message ID, so if mail-archive removes the post, we can always convert the above link to any other mail archiver. All of them support referencing with message ID, if I recall correctly. When I'm reading email in mutt, all I do is press a shortcut (I use [ma for "mail archive"), and it copies the above link to my clipboard so I can paste it in my email (or on trac). If anyone is using mutt, let met know if you want the script. Scott
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