URI WG decides a couple of things

marca@ncsa.uiuc.edu (Marc Andreessen)
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 93 19:13:14 -0500
From: marca@ncsa.uiuc.edu (Marc Andreessen)
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To: timbl@nxoc01.cern.ch (Tim Berners-Lee)
Cc: www-talk@nxoc01.cern.ch
Subject: URI WG decides a couple of things
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Tim Berners-Lee writes:
> 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.

What about the fact that for instances of <url> in raw HTML or PRE
text (or text being interpreted as being in one of those), browsers
that ignore SGML tags they don't understand will just strip <...>
right out of the text altogether?