URI WG decides a couple of things

Marc Andreessen (marca@ncsa.uiuc.edu)
Wed, 14 Jul 93 19:13:14 -0500

Tim Berners-Lee writes:
> 3. The practice of wrapping URLs within plain ASCII documents
> within <> (as is commonly done with mail addresses and news
> message IDs) was put in.
> I personally hope that <> will also be used to wrap URNs in the same
> way. This will save the current rather messy practice of putting
> buts of <a name=html>html</a> into plain text, and allow urls to be
> used without a knowledge of HTML.

What about the fact that for instances of <url> in raw HTML or PRE
text (or text being interpreted as being in one of those), browsers
that ignore SGML tags they don't understand will just strip <...>
right out of the text altogether?