marca@ncsa.uiuc.edu (Marc Andreessen)
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 93 16:22:36 -0500
From: marca@ncsa.uiuc.edu (Marc Andreessen)
Message-id: <9307082122.AA20840@wintermute.ncsa.uiuc.edu>
To: j-germuska@nwu.edu (Joe Germuska)
Cc: www-talk@nxoc01.cern.ch
Subject: WAIS in URL's
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Joe Germuska writes:
> I'm not quite clear on whether or not to use a URL:
> 	wais://cmns-moon.think.com:210/WWP
> or
> 	http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu:8001/cmns-moon.think.com:210/WWP
> Many people report errors when the wais: URL is used, but I would think
> it'd be better to use that and let each client use the best WAIS gateway
> available than to always direct them to one site (that is probably already
> heavily enough trafficked)
> Advice?
> thanks,
> 	Joe
> -- 
> joe germuska | j-germuska@nwu.edu | (708) 869-0354 | ACNS Northwestern Univ. 
>        Instructional Technologies Group - Technical Support Services
> "You're walking, and you don't always realize it, but you're always
>   falling." - Laurie Anderson

Mosaic is, so far as I can tell, completely busted wrt wais: url
support (and the associated gateway environment variable).  I haven't
tracked this down as it will be irrelevant with the coming (real soon
now) native WAIS support under libwww2.


Marc Andreessen
Software Development Group
National Center for Supercomputing Applications