[FFmpeg-devel] Filtering clueless-user spam from the lists

Rich Felker dalias
Wed Jan 23 19:28:38 CET 2008

On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 05:32:01PM +0100, Stefan de Konink wrote:
> Lately enigmail and thunderbird seem to prefer '|' instead of '>'.
> About the In-Reply-To: why don't you fix the mail so it will work in
> broken  ;) email clients ;)? If you are able to detect thread hijacks
> you must be able to fix them on the fly.

Declaring that incorrect data with a semantic interpretation different
from what the user probably intended should be reinterpreted to work
around user stupidity is very dangerous. This is why so many A/V
formats are utterly broken. They have many possibly syntax elements
which should have undefined behavior but which come to have an idiotic
expected behavior because of conforming to idiot users' expectations.
Intentionally breaking the broken syntax as much as possible (e.g.
rejecting mail or assigning a well-defined behavior to it) is much
better for fixing the core problem.


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