Re: Waiting for HTML+ for executing LOCAL (serverless) scripts??

Rick Troth (
Mon, 25 Jul 1994 18:22:32 +0200

> Basic syntax is
> x-exec://progname/foo/bar/baz?blort
> progname will be looked for in 'trusted' directories on your local
> machine - no explicit paths are allowed. (So no x-exec://bin/rm/*)

I'm not sure I understand. I thought we retained the syntax
[user[:pass]@]host[:port] for the part after the double slash even for
things like this. (news is throwing me for a loop on this same point)
Doesn't look quite as "Uniform" as I had hoped. :-(

Knowing that exec: means "run this command" and doesn't
have any relation to a protocol, I can accept that host, user, etc
information is meaningless. In that case, is it wrong to forbid
the double slash? (enforcing a connection between double slash
and host, user, etc type information.

> -Bill P.

Rick Troth <>, Rice University, Information Systems