Re: support for setext, the structure-enhanced text format, in WWW

Edward Vielmetti (
Mon, 26 Apr 93 04:52:05 EDT

If we make a tiny hack to the WWW "news reader", e.g the thing that
parses NNTP articles, so that text of the form
or other URLs standing by themselves on a line get treated as if they
were something like
<a href=file://></a>
then et voila we get very inexpensive hypertext links from inside news.

To simplify the parsing assume only that the URL is surrounded by whitespace.
Nothing else on the line.

I think this would work OK with both 'setext' and 'simplemail', so
long as both proposals are sparing with markup.