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

Daniel W. Connolly (
Tue, 15 Feb 1994 21:39:02 --100

In message <>, Kevin Altis writes:
>At 11:56 AM 2/15/94 +0000, wrote:
>>Ok, let's say you want to do something like click *here* to get info
>>about the author of this document.

I'd suggest the following:

... click <A HREF="finger://my.domain/myloginname">here</a>...

I'm not sure about the URL syntax for a finger query... you should check
the spec or the code or something.

But the finger application is already quite widely deployed. Let's not
get into the mindset that the HTTP server should solve all the world's

Hmm.... how does one specify that the data coming back from the finger
request is to be interpreted as HTML? With the DTD I wrote a long time
ago, it would be:

... click <A HREF="finger://my.domain/myloginname"

But nobody else seemed to think that content-type was a good thing to
put in a link. I sure think it's useful.