Re: Proposal: WIT over USENET or Mail

Ehud Shapiro <>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 1994 11:32:04 +0200
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Subject: Re: Proposal: WIT over USENET or Mail
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> From: Tim Berners-Lee <>
> > From: Ehud Shapiro <>
> > - A general news URL which allows access to any news server on the
> > 	Internet, in the form of "news://nntpserver_address/article".
> > 	Owners of the news group may decide  whether to flood it
> > 	through Usenet (i.e. make it global), and whether to allow
> > 	remote browser access and posting, through standard NNTP/INN
> > 	mechanisms.
> This has been discussed on the URI list.  (If it were WIT it would
> be easy to refer to.!)  I am against the idea as it is a perversion
> of the NNTP protocol for uses which eth HTTP protocol was designed.
> You can do the same thing just by running a local HTTP gateway
> into a local newsgroup.

I haven't followed the URI discussion, and  "perversion" is a loaded
term.  What are the reasons against remote NNTP clients?
And how does an HHTP proxy overcome these reasons?

-- Udi