Re: Finger URL

Reed Wade (
Mon, 22 Aug 1994 03:15:00 +0200

At 09:37 PM 8/21/94 +0200, Rick Troth wrote:
> It should be
> finger://[user@]host[:port][/extra]

> finger://
> finger://
> = finger://

I suppose this is really a matter of taste, makes no difference to me.

> Hmmm... I think I'd prefer for the server to munge things
>like this. I started work just last week on an HTML "finger" agent.
>The package has two sides: text/plain and text/html. The URL should
>allow the client to request either.
>Rick Troth <>, Rice University, Information Systems

Actually, John Kilburg (john@mayall.CS.UNLV.EDU) has convinced me that
the server end ought to decide what the content type is. Instead of
putting it in the URL as I originally suggested it ought to be in the
first line of the returned data (like an http response). If this
information doesn't appear then treat it like text/plain.

I think if we try to make it any cleverer than this, it'd make more
sense to just go ahead and use an http server.


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