Re: Upgrading the news URL

Walter Ian Kaye (walter@natural-innovations.com)
Mon, 10 Mar 1997 16:52:51 -0800 (PST)


Date: Mon, 10 Mar 1997 16:52:51 -0800 (PST)
From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Upgrading the news URL
In-Reply-To: <199703110025.TAA25801@www10.w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SGI.3.95.970310164524.13196C-100000@shellx.best.com>

One problem which immediately comes to mind is that news articles are only
kept for a short time, and the referenced article may well have already
scrolled off into the bit bucket. The length of time articles are kept is
dependent on how much disk space the news server has available.

I wouldn't mind saving the bandwidth either, but newsgroup messages are just
too transitory to manage like that.

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