The hnews URL scheme

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Author Ted Stockwell 
Last updated 1998-06-17
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HNEWS [1] is an HTTP-tunneling variant of the NNTP news protocol. This document defines the format of Uniform Resource Locators(URLs) identifying news messages and groups provided by HNEWS servers. The syntax of 'hnews' URLs is designed to be compatible with the current common usage of the 'news' URL scheme. Specifically, the 'hnews' URL scheme is designed according to recommendations made in [NEWS_URL_SCHEME]. [NEWS_URL_SCHEME] is based on the general specification of all URL schemes in 'Uniform Resource Locators (URL): Generic Syntax and Semantics' [RFC URI SYNTAX].


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