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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject Re: Port problem. (fwd)
Date Tue, 28 Oct 1997 06:37:35 GMT

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Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 22:29:00 PST
From: Bill Fenner <>
To: Marc Slemko <>
Subject: Re: Port problem. 

Marc Slemko <> wrote:
>...and this change does, of course, violate RFC-1738 (RFC for URLs).
>However, not making this change violates RFC-959 (RFC for ftp). 
>Sigh.  What's a poor programmer to do.

I chose to make a similar change in fetch; I felt that it was much
less likely that there would be a use for sending "CWD " than finding
an ftp URL with two slashes in a row (especially since our pal
Netscrape violates RFC1738 in the same way)...


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