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Re: URL semantics

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 17:44:38 PST
To: gjw@wnetc.com
Cc: liberte@ncsa.uiuc.edu, drlewi1@srv.pacbell.com, uri@bunyip.com
Message-Id: <97Jan9.184438pdt."278"@palimpsest.parc.xerox.com>
# 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.

Yes; how would you propose that the "mailto" URL (and the generic
syntax URL and the URL guidelines documents, for that matter) be
changed to reflect this point of view?
Received on Thursday, 9 January 1997 21:55:29 UTC

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