Re: proxy support doesn't work for `file:...' URLs

Rick Troth (
Mon, 2 May 1994 08:15:25 -0500 (CDT)

On Mon, 2 May 1994, Larry Masinter wrote:
> ...
> I suppose I wouldn't need to do this if there were a supported
> URL localfile:... in all of the browsers; then we could deprecate
> `file:' by just making it equivalent to `ftp:'.

I, for one, would rather not. Maybe I'm anal,
or maybe I'm just lazy, but I'd like to keep those terse names.
Don't deprecate, fix!

"There's just some things that numbers can't measure" - Bob Bennett 
Rick Troth <>, Rice University, Information Systems