Re: A modest proposal for access authentication

Larry Masinter (
Fri, 17 Sep 1993 09:54:48 PDT

> how about <> ?
> i think this is in the URL draft...

In the example you give, the username for FTP is part of the URL.
Maybe you could just extend <> to mean
'prompt for user name' instead of 'use the empty user name', and not
have to invent a new kind of URL.