Subjects, "Re" and "Fwd" (was Re: [Pine-info] Re: pine, and x509
mrc at CAC.Washington.EDU
Sat Apr 8 09:27:26 PDT 2006
On Sat, 8 Apr 2006, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> Yes, this (I _think_ it stands for Antwort - response in German) always
> hurts my eyes even more.
I agree that it's probably Antwort. There's also SV which I gather is
from some Swedish word.
> But pine already adheres to "Re:" so IMHO it
> ought to use "Fwd:" prefixed as well (besides, ask the guys in the
> newsgroup alt.sysadmin.recovery... they'll tell you it's the standard).
Actually, "re:" is the only standard; it is defined in RFC 2822 and
earlier documents. Sadly, some people do not read the RFCs, and rely upon
folklore instead. The people who sent things like AW and SV think that
they are "translating English into my language". "re:" is Latin, not
There is no standard for "fwd:". There may be folklore (such as the
alt.sysadmin.recovery that you mentioned), but there are multiple
folklores. If you make one folklore happy, you offend some other
-- Mark --
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