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Regarding: Proposed EU Directive on Electronic Commerce

  • To: "Clive D.W. Feather" < >
  • From: Piet Beertema < >
  • Date: Fri, 15 Jan 1999 15:10:17 +0100

    Consider what standards say about the use of Re: in subject lines.
Consider the Subject: line of this message...
It doesn't violate *any* standard.
Consider messages that you receive from users
in countries with "foreign" languages: they
may well have something else than "Re:" in the
Subject: line, yet not violate any standard
either and convey the intention of "Re:".

  Other fields, such as "Subject" and "Comments", are regarded
  simply as strings of text.

  If the message is submitted in response to another message
  (e.g., is a follow-up) the default subject should begin with
That's NOT: MUST.
  the four characters "Re:", and the "References" line is required.
That's: MUST.


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