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Bug 3808 - Add "nntp://" to the default set of external link prefixes (RFC1738)
Add "nntp://" to the default set of external link prefixes (RFC1738)
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Rob Church
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-10-27 13:14 UTC by Tristan Miller
Modified: 2005-10-30 11:25 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

Patch against DefaultSettings.php (832 bytes, patch)
2005-10-29 13:17 UTC, Rob Church

Description Tristan Miller 2005-10-27 13:14:33 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://>, which I tried
unsuccessfully to use on Wikipedia here:
Comment 1 Rob Church 2005-10-27 15:40:00 UTC
So you're actually asking for us to add nttp:// to the list of allowed external
protocols for the Wikimedia web sites configuration?
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2005-10-27 21:05:53 UTC
'news:' is the de facto standard already in use, and is in the default list.
Comment 3 Tristan Miller 2005-10-28 09:11:50 UTC
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.
Comment 4 Rob Church 2005-10-29 13:17:54 UTC
Created attachment 1033 [details]
Patch against DefaultSettings.php
Comment 5 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2005-10-30 11:25:52 UTC

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