Update on PUB$ Estimator URL

Subject: Update on PUB$ Estimator URL
From: scot <scot -at- HCI -dot- COM -dot- AU>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 10:54:21 +1000


>In my original posting about the Hackos software, PUB$ Estimator, I wrote
>that a review was available of the software and gave the URL of the site
>that held it. That URL was http://stc.org/region2/phi/n%26v/soft0196.html.

>Emily Skarzenski responded to that post with an alternative URL:
>http://stc.org/region2/phi/n&v/soft0196.html. This caused me some
>consternation, because it made me think that I'd carelessly misled the list,
>when I could have sworn that I checked my original notation of the URL.
>Nevertheless, I checked the two URLs, and found that BOTH of them work.

That's because they ARE the same URL, the only difference being 'n%26v' and
'n&v'. Strictly, things like ampersands (&) and tildes (~) are supposed to
be converted into their 'escaped' form, and I think you'll find that '%26'
is the escaped form of the ampersand.

ciao, scot.
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