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Re: URI for launching an instant message?

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2002 14:46:10 +0000
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To: dan latham <sirdan69@yahoo.com>(by way of Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>)
Cc: uri@w3.org
The IETF proposals for instant messaging include corresponding URI schemes...


e.g. section 5 of:


Specific protocol proposals may define further URI schemes.


At 12:41 PM 3/7/02 +0900, dan latham wrote:
>I hope this is the right place to put this kind of question. Has there been
>any proposals to launch an instant message client from a URL? What I'd
>like, is similar to how mailto works. I'd like to have an 
>"instanmessageto" that would
>launch the local instant messaging client to initiate a conversation with 
>a user.
>I can see one problem with this is the lack of standards around instant
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Graham Klyne
Received on Thursday, 7 March 2002 10:45:12 UTC

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