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Re: Date in mail headers

On Wed, 3 Sep 1997, George Bonser wrote:

> I STRONGLY disagree.  I want to know when you wrote it ... not when it
> arrived here.  If a mail was delayed a day or two in route, it might
> completely change how I look at the information in the email.  Example, a
> put-down of Princess Diana might be viewed in poor taste if it arrives
> after she died but might be perfectly acceptable expression of opinion if
> authored three days earlier and delayed in route.


As often as not I seem to read the answers before I get to the originating
post, which is unhelpful.  This morning, for instance, there was a message
from the list with a timezone of BST. 

Date: Wed, 3 Sep 97 15:56 BST
From: [snip]
To: Debian developers list <debian-devel@lists.debian.org>

Pine does not know what BST is, or PDT either for that matter, and
neither do I.  The message was processed as originating at 15:56 local
time.  Is this way of describing timezones according to the RFC? 


Lindsay Allen   <allen@cleo.murdoch.edu.au>  Perth, Western Australia
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