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RE: URL Expansion proposal

From: Ryan Grant <rgrant@spry.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 1996 20:54:11 -0800
Message-Id: <199601150454.UAA23791@homer.spry.com>
To: www-talk@w3.org
>You may wish to experiment with alternative implementations(2) and can then 
>enlighten everybody with the results of your work, so that everybody will 
>use a *standard* method to avoid confusing novices.

>(2) Obvious possibilities include:
>   -   a separate text entry box with a second button
>   -   a more clever parser that send the text to the search engine if it is 
>clearly not a misformed URL and cant be made to look like a URL by simple

Anyone with Spry's Mosaic 95 can type "ibm" and see a web page.

Note that for any given "foo", "foo" is not and never ever will be a valid
url, so this implementation trick does not conflict with the standards (nor
should it be one).

Note also that it is not possible to indicate that your company is on the
Web (and therefore somewhat cool) simply by showing your name.  URLs do have

- Ryan Grant
Received on Sunday, 14 January 1996 23:53:48 UTC

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