Re: Revised Internet-Draft: finger URL

Andrew McRae (mcrae@elmer.harvard.edu)
Sun, 26 Feb 1995 17:15:28 -0500 (EST)


Date: Sun, 26 Feb 1995 17:15:28 -0500 (EST)
From: Andrew McRae <mcrae@elmer.harvard.edu>
To: Paul Hoffman <ietf-lists@proper.com>
Cc: uri@bunyip.com
Subject: Re: Revised Internet-Draft: finger URL
In-Reply-To: <v02110104ab767dfa6b29@[165.227.40.27]>
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.91.950226170715.12876E-100000@elmer>

Hi.
Larry Masinter wrote:
> i.e., that what appears after the "//" is the FQDN of the host to
> connect to, and that what appears after the subsequent "/" is whatever
> gets sent to the finger port at that site.
and Paul Hoffman wrote:
> - How to allow
> finger:user@usershost@host1@host2
   [...]
> - How to allow "/W".

According to the letter of Larry's suggestion, surely these would be:

  finger://host2/user@usershost@host1

and something like:

  finger://host2/%2FW%20user

respectively (where "host2" is a FQDN). Or am I missing something?

Andrew.
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Andrew McRae  <andrew_mcrae@harvard.edu>