To: email@example.com Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org In-Reply-To: <Pine.SGI.3.95.970109173930.23642Aemail@example.com> Subject: Re: URL semantics From: Larry Masinter <firstname.lastname@example.org> Message-Id: <97Jan9.184438pdt."278"@palimpsest.parc.xerox.com> Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 17:44:38 PST # 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?