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The aim: URI scheme

From: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@swartzfam.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2001 16:33:01 -0600
To: <uri@w3.org>, <connolly@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B6D1593D.24C7E%aswartz@swartzfam.com>
One scheme missing from Dan's list is AOL's aim: scheme. I don't believe
it's really documented, but if you sign up for an AIM remote:


You'll see these links:

 - aim:goim?screenname=jediofpi&message=Hi.+Are+you+there?
   sends an IM to jediofpi with the message "Hi. Are you there?"

 - aim:addbuddy?screenname=jediofpi
   adds screen name jediofpi to your "Buddy List"
   (I've also been using this as a way to refer to AIM screen names)

 - aim:gochat?roomname=jediofpi+Chat
   opens up the chat room "jediofpi Chat"
   (also could be used as a way to refer to AIM chat rooms)

There's also a FAQ on AIM URLs at: http://www.aol.com/aim/faq/urls.html
but it doesn't say much. (Basically just encode spaces as + signs.)

I'll probably add this to: http://logicerror.com/URIschemes

[ Aaron Swartz | me@aaronsw.com | http://www.aaronsw.com ]
Received on Sunday, 11 March 2001 17:32:36 UTC

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