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URL Expansion proposal

From: Israel del Rio <idelrio@abstraction.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 1996 20:44:21 -0700
Message-Id: <199601160344.UAA01111@teal.csn.net>
To: rgrant@spry.com (Ryan Grant)
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
>>Anyone with Spry's Mosaic 95 can type "ibm" and see a web page.

Ryan, I tried it and it sure looks as if you went a step ahead of
my proposal. Spry is expanding the name to www.name.com. Now, if Netscape and 
Microsoft agree to a convention like that I'd be really happy.

>>Note that for any given "foo", "foo" is not and never ever will be a valid
>>url, so this implementation trick does not conflict with the standards (nor
>> should it be one).


>>Note also that it is not possible to indicate that your company is on the
>>Web (and therefore somewhat cool) simply by showing your name.  URLs do have

Well my * idea at least keeps the implied meaning that the enclosed name is a
Web page address!

Best regards,


(snip = silly name information protocol; wwn = world wide names)

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