Re: Re[2]: URL

Subject: Re: Re[2]: URL
From: Matt Ion <mion -at- DIRECT -dot- CA>
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 1995 21:08:31 PDT

On Thu, 27 Jul 1995 08:50:00 -0400 you wrote:

>It's not limited to Web address. is an ftp address, for
>example. Other protocols which can be named are gopher, news, finger, and
>telnet. I think there are others as well, but those are the only ones I

another is mailto. In fact, URLs do NOT exclusively apply to the WWW or HTTP,
as someone else alluded to. I can fire up my WebExplorer and simply enter
"mailto:arlen -dot- p -dot- walker -at- jci -dot- com" in the URL entry field to send Arlen an email,
and aside from the fact that I'm using what's primarily a WWW browser to do
it, it's in no way connected to or related to the WWW, nor does it use HTTP
(WebEx packages the text properly and calls SENDMAIL.EXE to transmit it).

Furthermore, I use a port of ncftp (an alternative command-line FTP client)
that will accept standard *nix-type commands (open, to use
Arlen's example), or URL-type formatting
( if I know the exact directory
and filename I want).

>And, since I seem to be the only one who remembers it as "Universal," I feel
>compelled to point out that my memory could be failing me on this. The tide is
>strong enough in favor of Uniform to suppport its usage.

I don't think it really makes a difference either way =)

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