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Date:      Tue, 4 Sep 2001 16:15:34 +0000
From:      Joseph Mallett <jmallett@NewGold.NET>
To:        Charlie Root <root@twwells.com>
Cc:        freebsd-hackers@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Should URL's be pervasive.
Message-ID:  <20010904161534.A97071@NewGold.NET>
In-Reply-To: <E15eICB-0007ny-00@twwells.com>
References:  <00000925020cf507d1@[192.168.1.4]> <E15eICB-0007ny-00@twwells.com>

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What strikes me in this thread is that a lot of people are stupid and lazy 
and want FreeBSD's kernel (or libc) to do stupid things with URLs the same 
way you can throw a URL anywhere in Windows and have it mean something.

Here's some news for you: It shouldn't, and probably won't, happen.

If you really want something that insane and obscene and that much of a 
bastardisation of EVERYTHING networking-related, check in with the BASH 
people and do it on the shell level.

If you're really lazy and want to be able to do:
	telnet smtp://localhost
I suggest you look into this relatively new invention called 
'/etc/services' and read some manual pages. You'll find you can do 
something quite similar, and much saner.

/joseph

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