To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: elevinso@Accurate.COM, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org In-Reply-To: Al Gilman's message of Tue, 21 Nov 1995 09:19:33 -0800 <9511211719.AA04753@severn.wash.inmet.com> Subject: Re: mid and cid URLs From: Larry Masinter <email@example.com> Message-Id: <95Nov21.firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Tue, 21 Nov 1995 14:17:25 PST > 2. A more URL-traditional syntax would be something like but news: URLs are already in the form suggested for mid and cid. >From RFC 1738: A news URL takes one of two forms: news:<newsgroup-name> news:<message-id> A <newsgroup-name> is a period-delimited hierarchical name, such as "comp.infosystems.www.misc". A <message-id> corresponds to the Message-ID of section 2.1.5 of RFC 1036, without the enclosing "<" and ">"; it takes the form <unique>@<full_domain_name>. A message identifier may be distinguished from a news group name by the presence of the commercial at "@" character. No additional characters are reserved within the components of a news URL. 'news:' and 'mid:' (and 'cid:') should have the same syntax. In fact, the only difference between a 'news:' and 'mid:' URL is that 'news:' has an implicit context of 'your netnews' while 'mid:' has the context of 'your mail'.