Re: URL with multiple server names

Larry Masinter (masinter@parc.xerox.com)
Thu, 26 Jan 1995 13:18:27 PST


To: kball@Novell.COM
Cc: uri@bunyip.com
In-Reply-To: kball@kballuw.sjf.novell.com's message of Thu, 26 Jan 1995 13:08:33 -0800 <95Jan26.130852pst.2767@golden.parc.xerox.com>
Subject: Re: URL with multiple server names
From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Message-Id: <95Jan26.131830pst.2760@golden.parc.xerox.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 1995 13:18:27 PST

I think the only way to handle this is to add a new scheme, rather
than to overload "http". You don't want clients trying to IPX to
non-IPX machines, anyway.

You could use a syntax like:

x-mhttp://dns,nds/....

where "x-mhttp" means "use either TCP-IP HTTP or IPX HTTP".