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Assumption of USEFOR against RFC 3977
NOTE: The traditional form of an <article-locator> (as required by
[RFC3977]) is a decimal number, with articles in each newsgroup
numbered consecutively starting from 1.
Looking at this sentence, it seems that RFC 3977 requires that.
However, I do not see where it mentions that numbering is done
It is true that the "traditional form" is made that way but it
is not per RFC 3977.
See section 6 of RFC 3977:
On a particular server, there MUST only be one article
with a given number within any newsgroup, and an article MUST NOT
have two different numbers in the same newsgroup.
Article numbers MUST lie between 1 and 2,147,483,647, inclusive.
The next article in a newsgroup is defined as "the lowest existing
article number greater than the current article number" (188.8.131.52).
I think it is the best we can assume with RFC 3977.
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