Welcome to the thread flattener.
You can use this in two ways:
Add a link to an email in the W3C Archives to the first input field above.
The link must start with
The flattener will return a set of emails with a matching subject. To find the original email in context click on 'Jump' at the top right of the page.
Enter a subject line and a list name in the fields above.
The flattener will search the list for mails with subject lines that match.
You do not need to remove 'Re:' or 'Fwd:'. You can search on just part of a subject line, too. If you do not provide a list name, the flattener will search all lists.
The flattener returns a maximum of 100 messages, ordered chronologically. It is not restricted by the monthly to 3-monthly silos in which the archive tracks threads.
Click on the
Options link, bottom right, for alternative style sheets or on the triangle to change the order of messages. Play with the other words on the UI to discover additional functionality.
Full|Briefto the side of the message to open or close all quotes for that message only. Click on
Full|Briefat the top of the page to apply to all messages in the thread.
Moreto the side of the message, or mouse over the time given in the message title to reveal a tool tip. (The time displayed in the message title shows the date and time the person sent the email in their own system locale.)
Moreto the side of the message.
Moreto the side of the message to link to various groups of emails to which this message belongs. To view the original message in the archive, click on
Sourceto the left of the message.
Replyto the side of the message. The mail form that opens should have all the
ccinformation filled in, as well as the subject. You may want to trim the
Jumpat the top right. (
Jumponly appears if you invoke a thread using a URL.)
Stylesat the bottom right, then click on the style options at the left of the panel that appears. Your choice will be remembered by the browser until you change it.