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Re: URL schemes containing +, -, or .

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Tue, 14 May 1996 11:04:34 PDT
To: martin@mrrl.lut.ac.uk
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <96May14.110446pdt.2733@golden.parc.xerox.com>
> I have an Internet Draft (draft-hamilton-whois-url-00.txt) which
> specifies a URL format for the WHOIS++ protocol using the scheme
> "whois."  Now, it's been suggested that there really ought to be
> separate schemes for the old WHOIS protocol, WHOIS++, and RWhois
> - defined by (respectively) RFCs 954, 1835 and 1714.

Personally, I'd prefer one URL scheme to three. I don't think there
are clear-cut rules for deciding, though. Are the various WHOIS
schemes interoperable? And is some of this obsoleted by LDAP?

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