[OS X TeX] Re: Pdf sync in TeXShop & XeLaTeX

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Wed Feb 15 07:52:17 EST 2006

Le 15 févr. 06 à 13:34, Themis Matsoukas a écrit :

> ...but (on my mail.app at least)  Bruno's and Peter's messages each  
> appeared as a new thread, not threaded under  Paul's last message,  
> even though they have identical subjects: "Pdf sync in TeXShop &  
> XeLaTeX".  Was this the intention of the senders, or is mail.app  
> that ignorant of proper threading?

For me, Peter's message appeared as a new thread, which was  
consistent with what Peter was saying in it:

> A better approach is to position the cursor on the Reply-To field,  
> press ctrl and the mouse button. From the contextual menu you can  
> choose New eMail -- that's the way I created this response ...

As to mine, they appeared in the same thread as Paul's original  
message, replying to Steffen Wolfrum's message "[OS X TeX] Cutting  
off magnification in TeXShop's preview". This is what I intended, and  
is different from the thread initiated by Paul's second message,  
created with the same subject "[OS X TeX] PDF sync with TeXShop &  
XeLaTeX" but without replying to any other message.

This only illustrates how picky email applications are when  
identifying threads. But I can't see how it could be otherwise:  
threads cannot be identified based on the subject field alone, since  
otherwise you couldn't modify this subject as is often done in  
mailing lists to reflect the evolution of a thread -- think for  
example of "[OS X TeX] randomness not TeX nature (was Re: [OS X  
TeX])" --; which only leaves the In-reply-to field as a viable  
alternative (I imagine it was created especially for this purpose).

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