On 11/27/16 8:37 AM, Magnus Hagander wrote: > Ok, we now have it. https://postgr.es/m/messageid will redirect to that > messageid in the main archives.
I like the idea of recording the location of the discussion, but I'm not fond of the URL shortener. Besides the general problem that URL shortening looks ugly and fake, it fragments the way we address things. Ideally, message IDs should tie together our main development tools: email, commit fest app, web site, and commits. If we use different addresses in each of them, it will be confusing and harder to tie things together. For example, I would ideally like to just paste the thread URL from the commit fest app into the commit message. If I have to manually shorten the URL, then that is error prone and less interesting to do. Also, the commit fest app links to a thread, not a message. Another concern is how search engines will process this. Do we know of an actual length limit that is useful to aim for? If we just make it just a bit shorter but it's still too long for a large class of email readers, depending on the message ID format, then it's not that useful. -- Peter Eisentraut http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/ PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Remote DBA, Training & Services -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers