Re: URLs and a private scheme type

Larry Masinter (masinter@parc.xerox.com)
Tue, 3 Jan 1995 17:16:37 PST


To: TSEARS@csi.compuserve.com
Cc: uri@bunyip.com
In-Reply-To: TSEARS@csi.compuserve.com's message of Tue, 3 Jan 1995 16:34:54 -0800 <95Jan3.163501pst.2769@golden.parc.xerox.com>
Subject: Re: URLs and a private scheme type
From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Message-Id: <95Jan3.171638pst.2760@golden.parc.xerox.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 1995 17:16:37 PST

I've noticed that various browsers use private URLs to invoke
particular functions, e.g., Netscape uses 'newsrc:' and 'about:', lynx
uses LYNXPRINT, LYNXDOWNLOAD, LYNXHIST, LYNXDIRED, lynxexec, newspost.

This is a `private' use that isn't restricted to a particular site.

For compuserve.com you could use 'file:' and just define what your
file system is.