Reconstruction of the DCML archives 1992-2006
Daniel van Eijmeren
dve at kabelfoon.nl
Sat Jul 29 23:20:59 CEST 2006
Some technical comments, as addition to my previous email.
Advantage of the email digests in comparison to the third incarnation of the
official archive, is that digests can be used to reveal wrong date-fields.
At the official archive this can currently only be seen with obvious
mistakes, like "January 1970", "January 1980" and "October 2016".
Therefore I think all the digests deserve to be archived. At least I can
submit the years 2000 up to now. But I don't have dates before 24 May 1995
(ten-current 'Disney-comics digest #672').
My first original digest seems to be then-current 'Disney-comics digest
#676', dated 28 May 1995. Preceding digests #672-#675 are forwards dated 27
May 1995, without original dates.
A problem with digests is that there are sometimes emails falling outside of
the digest, only being sent as loose email to subscribers who opted for a
In short there are at least three types of copies:
- loose emails
- digest collections of emails
- official archive
All versions should be exact the same, except for technical problems. For
example, a current problem is email bodies being "scrubbed" from loose
emails and digests. These email bodies are now only available at the
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