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RE: Dropping 'gopher', 'wais', 'prospero'

From: Hammond, Tony <T.Hammond@nature.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 14:51:04 +0100
Message-ID: <125F7834E11A5741A7D79412EE3504F90CE55A59@UK1APPS2.nature.com>
To: 'John Cowan' <jcowan@reutershealth.com>, Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Cc: uri@w3.org

 
> These are good arguments for making a gopher URI RFC and 
> marking it Historic, but not for abandoning it altogether.  
> The wais and prospero URIs, OTOH, never had significant 
> implementation and can IMHO be allowed to languish in Obsolete status.

Well, I for one certainly remember implementing both 'gopher' and 'wais'.
Can't say I ever implemented a 'prospero' URI although may even have done.
Heady times back then. Before it all became 'http'. ;)

Tony



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