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4.1 The Built-in Header Rewrite Functions

Below are examples of the various built-in header rewrite functions. Please note the following: first, the text which appears in the examples below as infokey indicates that the corresponding value of the info key from the info alist will be inserted there. (see Information Keys and the Info Alist). For example, in sc-header-on-said below, date and from correspond to the values of the ‘Date:’ and ‘From:’ mail headers respectively.

Also, the string ">>>>>" below is really the value of the variable sc-reference-tag-string. This variable is used in all built-in header rewrite functions, and you can customize its value to change the tag string globally.

Finally, the references headers actually written may omit certain parts of the header if the info key associated with infokey is not present in the info alist. In fact, for all built-in headers, if the ‘From:’ field is not present in the mail headers, the entire reference header will be omitted (but this usually signals a serious problem either in your MUA or in Supercite's installation).

sc-no-header
This function produces no header. It should be used instead of nil to produce a blank header. This header can possibly contain a blank line after the mail-header-separator line.
sc-no-blank-line-or-header
This function is similar to sc-no-header except that any blank line after the mail-header-separator line will be removed.
sc-header-on-said
>>>>> On date, from said:
sc-header-inarticle-writes
>>>>> In article message-id, from writes:
sc-header-regarding-adds
>>>>> Regarding subject; from adds:
sc-header-attributed-writes
>>>>> "sc-attribution" == sc-author <sc-reply-address> writes:
sc-header-author-writes
>>>>> sc-author writes:
sc-header-verbose
>>>>> On date,
>>>>> sc-author
>>>>> from the organization of organization
>>>>> who can be reached at: sc-reply-address
>>>>> (whose comments are cited below with: "sc-cite")
>>>>> had this to say in article message-id
>>>>> in newsgroups newsgroups
>>>>> concerning the subject of subject
>>>>> see references for more details