#461 Add inter-message navigation

Bill Wohler

To: mh-e-devel at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: clickable In-Reply-To:
Organization: Newt Software
X-Mailer: MH-E 7.4.3+cvs; nmh 1.1-RC1; GNU Emacs 21.3.1
From: Bill Wohler <wohler at newt.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2003 12:51:20 -0800
Message-ID: <28688.1071003080@newt.com>

Peter S Galbraith <p.galbraith at globetrotter.net> wrote:

> Here's another idea from:
> http://www.dsv.su.se/jpalme/ietf/message-threading.html
> Mail systems usually show the In-Reply-To, References and Supersedes
> headers. The reader of a message can then, with some message systems,
> click on these headers to get to earlier messages in a thread.

I like this idea too. I've often been reading a message in a thread and
wanted to read a previous message. Since we just show unseen messages,
that usually involved a "C-u F r last:50" or something.

Clicking on a References link should add that message to the current
view. But what if it is in another folder?

For mouseless keyboard entry, moving the cursor to the link and hitting
return should accomplish the same thing.

Peter, since you brought the ideas up, I'll give you the first shot at
summarizing these ideas into feature requests.

Bill Wohler <wohler at newt.com> http://www.newt.com/wohler/ GnuPG ID:610BD9AD
Maintainer of comp.mail.mh FAQ and MH-E. Vote Libertarian!
If you're passed on the right, you're in the wrong lane.


  • Bill Wohler

    Bill Wohler - 2011-12-27
    • status: open --> open-accepted
  • Bill Wohler

    Bill Wohler - 2013-02-23
    • labels: General -->
  • Bill Wohler

    Bill Wohler - 2013-02-23

    Ticket moved from /p/mh-e/feature-requests/150/

  • Bill Wohler

    Bill Wohler - 2013-02-23
    • Status: open-accepted --> open

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