Paul has volunteered (was Re: Overloaded URIs must GO!)

David Megginson david at
Mon May 31 16:56:34 BST 1999

Hunter, David writes:

 > BUT, even given this, this still seems like a hack to me.  If HTTP
 > is the "hypertext transfer protocol", then shouldn't it be used to
 > transfer hypertext?

I've made several postings on this point.  See

for details.  The summary is that people have the rights to virtual
Internet space based on host/domain, branch/path, protocol, and time;
you cannot leave the protocol part out (I don't have FTP rights on
Sprynet, for example).

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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