URI WG decides a couple of things

timbl (Tim Berners-Lee)
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 93 09:40:07 MET DST
From: timbl (Tim Berners-Lee)
Message-id: <9307130740.AA20860@ nxoc01.cern.ch >
To: ccoprmm@oit.gatech.edu, terry@ora.com
Subject: URI WG decides a couple of things
Cc: uri@bunyip.com, www-talk@nxoc01.cern.ch
Status: RO

AS few decisions at yesterday's WG session (minutes will be out later)

1. The afs: URL type was removed from the spec due to lack of interest
   and because it had not been really discassued or thought out.

2. The mailto:mail@add.ress url was put in.

3. The practice of wrapping URLs within plain ASCII documents
    within <> (as is commonly done with mail addresses and news
    message IDs) was put in.

I personally hope that <> will also be used to wrap URNs in the same
way.  This will save the current rather messy practice of putting
buts of <a name=html>html</a> into plain text, and allow urls to be
used without a knowledge of HTML.

The discussions continue...