[BXXPwg] Message Number Implementation issue

Marshall T. Rose mrose+mtr.netnews@dbc.mtview.ca.us
Mon, 6 Nov 2000 15:14:24 -0800

> Hmm. I would simply add a sentence to the effect that "This uniqueness
> constraint only applies within a channel; duplicate message numbers may be
> on different channels simultaneously."

would it not be simpler to model the text on the sequence number text, i.e.,

    The message number ("msgno") must be a non-negative integer (in the
range 0..2147483647)
    and have a different value than all other "MSG" messages for which a
reply has not been completely
    received, for the associated channel.