Re: URL semantics

Gregory J. Woodhouse (
Thu, 9 Jan 1997 17:45:14 -0800 (PST)

Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 17:45:14 -0800 (PST)
From: "Gregory J. Woodhouse" <>
To: Daniel LaLiberte <>
Cc: Dave Lewis <>,
Subject: Re: URL semantics
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Actually, it seems that the real issue here is whether resources are just
data objects or whether they also include network services such as Telnet,
SMTP and News. URLs in the mailto: and telnet: namespaces do not retrieve
data objects but do invoke services. URLs in the news: or nntp: namespaces
can have semantics of either type, depending on whether the namespace
specific string is a newsgroup name or a message ID.

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