Re: WWW meta indexes (proposal)

Tony Sanders <>
Message-id: <9310251857.AA01736@austin.BSDI.COM>
Subject: Re: WWW meta indexes (proposal) 
In-Reply-To: Your message of 25 Oct 93 11:44:00 PDT.
Organization: Berkeley Software Design, Inc.
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1993 13:57:10 -0500
From: Tony Sanders <>
George Phillips <> asks:
> Seems a little biased towards HTTP.  Any reason why the "Name:" field
> can't be a URL which will give you the host and port number along
> with the access mechanism and a starting point.  If we do that,
> then your index format can be used for other WWW servers such
> as gopher or FTP sites.
Sounds like a good idea, the changes have been made to the online
copy.  After all I did say:
    3) It must allow for meta-indexing other protocols in the future

Index: BSDI and BSD/386 Information
Index: BSD/386 hypertext manual pages
Index: BSDI 1.0 Official Patches Archive

We need to decide what this means.  For example, what does "Name:" mean? Do you really want Index: to point
to other services? or should they be indexed separately?