Re: Proposal: WIT over USENET or MailTim Berners-Lee <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 1994 10:22:24 +0200
From: Tim Berners-Lee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Multiple recipients of list <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Proposal: WIT over USENET or Mail
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> From: Ehud Shapiro <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> - A general news URL which allows access to any news server on the
> Internet, in the form of "news://nntpserver_address/article".
> Owners of the news group may decide whether to flood it
> through Usenet (i.e. make it global), and whether to allow
> remote browser access and posting, through standard NNTP/INN
This has been discussed on the URI list. (If it were WIT it would
be easy to refer to.!) I am against the idea as it is a perversion
of the NNTP protocol for uses which eth HTTP protocol was designed.
You can do the same thing just by running a local HTTP gateway
into a local newsgroup.
> - A mechanism in Web browsers which allows posting articles in
> any news group on any news server. Posting from an article is
> a followup to a thread, and posting from the news group index
> opens a new thread.
I would suggest allowing posting to anything, be it
news article or web article (subject to permission).
> - A Newsgroup-Mailing list bidirectional reflector. The reflector will
> automatically post new mailing list articles to a specified
> news group, and will automatically mail a new news group
> posting to a specified mailing list.