From: David Woolley <email@example.com> Message-Id: <199708192139.WAA28518@djwhome.demon.co.uk> Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Re: News: anywhere vs. NNTP: to-server, eh? To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 22:39:34 +0100 (BST) Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org In-Reply-To: <33F87792.825DC165@parc.xerox.com> from "Larry Masinter" at Aug 18, 97 09:25:54 am > > 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:". I think this is only people using Netscape browsers. Microsoft Interenet Explorer 3 doesn't understand this particular abuse, and nor do any of caching proxies available from my office (not that I can find a caching proxy that understands nntp: either, but at least the reject it without getting confused). (MSIE 3 tries to launch Microsoft News, which tries for the default news server.) Personally, I think any such interpretation of news:// should be enabled by an option which defaults to disabled, to just make people aware that the URL is broken.