Re: <URL: yada yada

Keith Dawson (
Wed, 25 Jun 1997 21:26:06 -0400

Rohit to me:

>>PPS. On strict orders from Dan Connolly, I'm emitting one standard metric
>>cluon of Establishmentarian Disapproval (TM) for the use of <URL:*>.

Dan butts in:

>MS Outlook isn't smart enough to recognize URLs that begin URL:http://
>so Keith's usage annoys me, whether it's correct or not.

Rohit rejoins:

>You hit the nail on the head. Connolly says that UR*'s are all the same;
>I agree: a name is a location with a social contract behind it.

OK, fellows, cluon received. For the purposes of this list. But I've been
down this rabbit hole more times than strictly necessary with the TBTF read-
ership; in the newsletter RFC-1738 is my story and I'm stickin' to it. See
the notes to <>.

>So besides
>being ugly and clogging UR* parsers, it encourages a false dichotomy.