Last modified: 2005-10-30 11:25:52 UTC
Please allow for NNTP URLs as specified by RFC 1738. According to Bug 431, this
should be configurable on a per-installation basis, but I believe such links are
common enough that they should be enabled by default.
An example URL of this form is <nntp://felten.yi.org/FIDONEWS>, which I tried
unsuccessfully to use on Wikipedia here:
So you're actually asking for us to add nttp:// to the list of allowed external
protocols for the Wikimedia web sites configuration?
'news:' is the de facto standard already in use, and is in the default list.
Brion, please read RFC 1738. "news:" and "nntp:" are two different URI schemes
with different functionalities. The former is a URN which simply points to a
particular newsgroup or article, while the latter is a URL which specifies a
particular path to a newsgroup or article, including the news server. It is
particularly important for referencing newsgroups which are local to a
particular server. Such newsgroups are widespread, and are often used by large
companies and universities.
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Patch against DefaultSettings.php
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