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Re: HTML and LISTSERV

From: John Sechrest <sechrest@cs.orst.edu>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 1995 07:18:30 -0700
Message-Id: <199508231421.HAA20004@python.CS.ORST.EDU>
To: steveha@cix.compulink.co.uk
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
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I think that the question of formats between the different listserves would
be a significant problem.

But in addition, I wonder what the value of having it as part of the
core language is, compared to being a core cgi-bin script? 

There are two places the language can expand:

	1) the language syntax 
	2) the language support libraries.

		(I see the cgi-bin scripts as support libraries)

We have:

http://www.peak.org/cgi-bin/www_md_front?lbesd-announce

as a way of making majordomo subscriptions. Why does this need to move
into the core language?


	



steveha@cix.compulink.co.uk (Steve Harris) writes:

 % I'm an extreme novice at HTML and I have the temerity to suggest a "gap" 
 % in the language that might be easily and usefully filled.
 % 
 % It's easy enough to create a straight "mailto" link but if the link is to 
 % a mailing list (such as LISTSERV types) or other mail driven resource, the 
 % user has to type in "SUBSCRIBE WHATEVER-L "John Doe" or something.
 % 
 % How much better if this were to be automated :-)
 % 
 % So, an extension would fill in the required details. It would get the main 
 % syntax from the HTML itself while the user's browser can provide the name 
 % and e-mail address (if required)
 % 
 % My particular project is to make my "Emotional Support on the Internet" 
 % more accessible. Many of the support groups are mailing lists. To take a 
 % look at the *very* early prototype, check out:
 % 
 % http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/support/emotional/resour
 % ces-list/faq.html
 % 
 % Hope I've been suggesting this in the right place. If it's necessary to 
 % subscribe to see the response, please can someone mail me and tell me how. 
 % Daniel W. Connolly just gave me the www-talk@w3.org address.
 % 
 % Steve
 % 

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