User-definable scheme types

Stephen R. Laniel (slaniel@together.net)
Fri, 16 Aug 1996 20:10:53 -0400


Message-ID: <32150E0D.281A@together.net>
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 1996 20:10:53 -0400
From: "Stephen R. Laniel" <slaniel@together.net>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: User-definable scheme types

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Pardon me if I have submitted this to the wrong list, but I didn't know
where it should go.  I would like to see user-definble scheme names. 
This would allow me, for instance, to type:

finger://laniel+@andrew.cmu.edu

Within the browser, there would be a section where one could define
which application runs for which scheme.  This would make scheme naming
more flexible than it currently is, and would make the browser the
central Internet tool.  One could define additional scheme names for
domain name lookup, as in:

nslookup://andrew.cmu.edu

One problem I see lies in Internet tools that require additional
switches (like finger -l).

Does this sound feasible?  Have I submitted it to the correct list? 
Thanks.

 --Steve

Stephen R. Laniel                  |    "I was born not knowing and
Carnegie Mellon University         |     have only had a little time to
laniel+@andrew.cmu.edu             |     change that here and there."
www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/laniel     |               --Richard Feynman


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