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URI resolution & safety

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2001 02:00:03 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200111250700.CAA26182@markbaker.ca>
To: dcrocker@brandenburg.com (Dave Crocker)
Cc: dee3@torque.pothole.com (Donald E. Eastlake 3rd), discuss@apps.ietf.org
> At 01:26 AM 11/25/2001 -0500, Mark Baker wrote:
> > > Think a bit about the "mailto:" scheme.
> >
> >Typically pops up a new outgoing email box.  Quite safe (it doesn't
> >send the email).
> 
> You are confusing implementation with protocol.

The mailto URI scheme is not associated with any protocol.  See
section 3 of RFC 2368.

> The idea that publicly transmitted information can be treated as "safe" -- 
> without assorted, special certification is just plain wrong.

What's wrong with wanting identifiers to identify, and nothing more?

MB
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