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LYNX-DEV Re: news: vs. nntp: scheme

From: Al Gilman
Subject: LYNX-DEV Re: news: vs. nntp: scheme
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 1997 14:39:38 -0400 (EDT)

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>      * Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV News:*
>      * From: Klaus Weide <address@hidden>
>      * Date: Sat, 16 Aug 1997 10:14:06 -0500 (CDT)
>                     ...  The original (although now mostly forgotten)
> distinction between "news:"; and "nntp:"; URLs seems to be that the
> first is global, the latter is server specific.  

The only distinction I ever knew was that news: is local and
nntp: remote.

Queries that should return the same answer from any server, such
as "what are all the active NewsGroups in the World?"  would
normally be asked locally, yes.  But they should use a news:
scheme because they are addressed to the local server, not
because they are asking about global metadata about the News
medium, the way I would analyze the usage.

Al Gilman
PS: Any good reason to preserve the distinction between
nntp: and news: scheme-names?
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