Re: forwarded message from Dirk Herr-Hoyman (Roy Smith)
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 93 18:49:46 -0400
From: (Roy Smith)
Message-id: <>
Subject: Re: forwarded message from Dirk Herr-Hoyman
Status: RO
Marc Andreessen said:
> On a related topic, at IANET in Pittsburgh, Jim Fullton & others came
> to a general consensus that it'd be nice to allow WAIS to separate
> indexing from retrieval -- the upshot would be that WAIS could, in
> response to queries, return URL's and URN's that do *not* necessarily
> correspond to documents within a traditional-style WAIS database.
> E.g. you could get back a list of hits like this:
>         gopher://
>         news:13523514514253@2314654321545132.34154351453
>         ...
> This would be unbelievably sweet.

Yes!  This is exactly what we need!