[JDEV] Thread id

Johannes Ernst jernst at acm.org
Tue Jan 28 19:44:31 CST 2003

I'm trying to understand
1) what is meant by a "Thread ID"
2) what current implementations actually do.

As in:
  <message ...>

Judging from my "extremely" scientific sample-size of 1 (trial end 
error with Exodus ;-)), it seems to me that
  - Exodus will "play back" whatever thread ID another client used to 
initiate a new conversation
  - However, as soon as the chat window has been closed once, upon 
reopening it, it will generate a new thread ID.

I don't know what that means. In particular, because Exodus happily 
restores the content of the old window in the new window.

I thought maybe a different thread ID would indicate a different 
subject (could be shown graphically with a horizontal line or 
whatever), or that the conversation partner has closed their window 
temporarily, or ... but if thread id is basically unpredictable, I'd 
rather leave it alone?!?

And I don't know whether this is the "correct" behavior, or just 
something special about Exodus.

Any clarifications appreciated...

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