Re: kernel mailing list permalinks

From: Bjorn Helgaas
Date: Tue Aug 06 2013 - 17:11:33 EST

[+cc vger postmaster]

On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 3:38 PM, H. Peter Anvin <hpa@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 08/02/2013 02:36 PM, Shuah Khan wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 3:04 PM, Bjorn Helgaas <bhelgaas@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> vger already adds a "to unsubscribe from this list" footer to messages
>>> to LKML and other lists. What if it also added the
>>> permalink for the message, e.g.,
>>> "";?
>>> I often use the permalink to cite an email in bugzilla reports,
>>> changelogs, other conversations, etc., and I currently dig out the
>>> message-ID and construct the link by hand, so having the link directly
>>> in the footer would be handy for me. Would anybody else find this
>>> useful?
>>> Bjorn
>> +1
>> It would be awesome and very useful to me. I often look for lkml link
>> for messages.
> The above link is also a good example of subtleness: + in a URL means a
> space character, it has to be escaped as %2B. Particularly a problem in
> gmail message-ids.

Ooh, thanks. I wasn't aware of that, and I've certainly constructed
links that are semi-broken because of this issue. Having the
permalink in the message footer would avoid that problem.

I don't know what it would take to implement this. Escaping special
characters makes it not quite as trivial as I thought it might be.

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