Re: request for a new URL scheme

Larry Masinter (masinter@parc.xerox.com)
Wed, 10 Apr 1996 19:01:18 PDT


To: hsoi@tamu.edu
Cc: wade@cs.utk.edu, uri@bunyip.com
In-Reply-To: "John C. Daub"'s message of Wed, 10 Apr 1996 12:23:04 -0700 <Pine.SOL.3.92.960410141254.8807B-100000@tam2000.tamu.edu>
Subject: Re: request for a new URL scheme
From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Message-Id: <96Apr10.190119pdt.2764@golden.parc.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 1996 19:01:18 PDT

Most of the time when I've wanted to give a URL to something in a mud,
I've actually wanted to insert "after you connect, type the following
stuff too". So 

	mud://some.mud.com:4000/

isn't good enough. What I really wanted was something that meant:

    mudclient some.mud.com 4000
    log in as guest unless you already have an account
    type 'go north west east'
    type 'look board'

     mud://guest:guest@some.mud.com:4000/go%20north%20west%20east/look%20board

with the corresponding security issues associated with 'forced user
typein'. (Similar to the issues with expanding 'mailto:').