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Re: [Groff] inconsistent synopsis for .MAILTO

From: Tadziu Hoffmann
Subject: Re: [Groff] inconsistent synopsis for .MAILTO
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 11:28:08 +0100

> Bernd Warken writes:
> > The www.tmac macro .MAILTO has synopsis
> > .MAILTO address@hidden "description"
> > while both .URL and .FTP have
> > .URL "description" prot:://host/dir/file

Sorry to be a smart aleck, but why are there separate "URL"
and "FTP" macros?  Isn't ftp covered by URL already?  Come
to think of it, isn't mailto, too?  Why not a unified link

  .LINK "text" prot://host/dir/file

that works for all kinds of hyperlinks, like

  .LINK "Joe Cool" mailto:address@hidden


  .LINK "My home page"

Or, if you believe that separate macros are better suited
to describe elements of the document structure, the URL
macro should perhaps be renamed HTTP, as I presume that's
what it is intended for.

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