Re: Problem with "~user/file.html"

Paul Phillips <>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 1994 19:09:12 --100
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Subject: Re: Problem with "~user/file.html" 
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It's definitely not strictly necessary, and it's inappropriate at some 
sites, but that doesn't mean it's not useful.  I do not like the look of 
plaintext when using web browsers, so I take pains to convert it to HTML 
where possible.  In my particular case, it's possible.  YMMV.

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On Wed, 16 Feb 1994, Daniel W. Connolly wrote:

> But it requires an HTTP server somewhere between the client and
> the finger server. In sites where finger is already deployed, why
> do this? It's a pain especially w.r.t. security, firewalls and such.
> Dan