Re: mid and cid URLs

Al Gilman (
Wed, 22 Nov 1995 08:44:49 -0500 (EST)

From: (Al Gilman)
Message-Id: <>
Subject: Re: mid and cid URLs
To: (Larry Masinter)
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 1995 08:44:49 -0500 (EST)
Cc: (Al Gilman),
In-Reply-To: <> from "Larry Masinter" at Nov 21, 95 09:37:21 pm

To follow up on what Larry Masinter said ...
  Why are you arguing this? I don't see what point you're trying to
  make. Sure, they could be the same, they could be different. Why do
  you care? There are reasons -- maybe not great ones -- for making them
  different. But what's the reason for making them the same?
I think that we need to be able to apply a lot of variations on
the mailto: action.  Now or eventually.  The "Mailserver:" case
is a point in the interior of this region.  Putting a point
solution in there that does not fit into a systematic solution
for the more general case will just cause trouble later.
That is why I am arguing for a systematic approach under the
umbrella of one scheme name.  It leaves the path clear for more
growth in capability.