To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: email@example.com In-Reply-To: Paul Hoffman's message of Sun, 26 Feb 1995 10:59:24 -0800 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: Revised Internet-Draft: finger URL From: Larry Masinter <email@example.com> Message-Id: <95Feb26.firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sun, 26 Feb 1995 12:55:07 PST > - How to allow > finger:user@usershost@host1@host2 Can't this be done with: finger://host2/user@usershost@host1 Don't confuse the common Unix command line interface with the protocol. > - How to allow "/W". Again, I think this is very rarely used and would be > willing to toss it out. Can't this be done with: finger://host//W or finger://host//W%20user As for serving other ports, if you allow it, add the same security warnings that were there for gopher. I think the justification that makes me think this might be useful is the possibility of using 'finger:' URLs for whois++.