Re: News: anywhere vs. NNTP: to-server, eh?

Larry Masinter (masinter@parc.xerox.com)
Mon, 18 Aug 1997 09:25:54 PDT


Message-ID: <33F87792.825DC165@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 09:25:54 PDT
From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
To: Al Gilman <asgilman@access.digex.net>
CC: lynx-dev@sig.NET, uri@bunyip.com
Subject: Re: News: anywhere vs. NNTP: to-server, eh?

It's time for RFC 1738 to progress to Draft Standard. Along the way,
*someone* needs to write a Draft Standard quality documentation for the
"news" URL scheme that corresponds to what is currently widely deployed.

What is currently widely deployed is 
   news:[//host/]newsgroup

rather than 'nttp:'. So I suggest we just try to write up what people
are using rather than continuing to push on "nntp:".

Larry
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