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The IM Project Page Has Vanished

Wednesday April 21st, 1999

The IM Project page has been taken down at the request of Netscape. Netscape was the contributor of the Instant Messaging API document, and they have taken it down pending further review. As far as we can tell, there is nothing more to the story at this point. We'll let you know when the page comes back online.


#1 Re:The IM Project Page Has Vanished

by Douglas Reay <douglas@beyond2000.co.uk>

Wednesday April 21st, 1999 8:51 AM

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It will be interesting if, when the page returns, they note the reason why it had to be temporarily removed.

On a positive note, perhaps they will take the change to make a flexible and bookmarkable interface to IRC, IM and others by specifying a new URL type, such as:

irc://-dalnet/ irc://-effnet/#help irc://-alternet/#gnudiscuss?nick=Aristotle irc://irc.dal.net:7000/#foobar

IE  a channel "-dalnet" could be looked up to find your preferred server     default nicks could be stored in the browser (possibly changable with     irc network and channel name)