Re: Is HTTP necessary??

Brian Smithson (
Mon, 17 May 93 17:01:47 PDT

"Peter Lister, Cranfield Computer Centre" writes:

> HTML is great, but is HTTP worth it? I'm want practical details, so
> don't send me philosophical waffle or flame me for being a traitor
> to WWW, cos I'm not.

Here's a practical detail, one which pushed me over the edge to setting
up an http server for internal uses. I wanted to be able to refer to
documents (via hyperlinks) which were rooted somewhere, rather than having
to do a lot of messy stuff like "href=../../../foo/bar.html". I found it much
easier to use "href=http://site/foo/bar.html"