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comp.lang.tcl Frequently Asked Questions (Mar 05, 2005) (3/6)
Section - -O- http files without a WWW client

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The following information has been gathered from a variety of sources.


Within the various Tcl FAQs there are references to items in the
form of <URL: http://www.w3.org/hypertext/WWW/MarkUp/html-spec/html-spec.txt >.
These are in a form which are useful to WorldWideWeb (WWW) clients.
But for those unable to use WWW for some reason, there is a modicum
of relief.  To access these files via email:

1. Address a message to: <URL: mailto:webmail@www.ucc.ie >

2. There is no need for a Subject: line.

3. In the body of the message, type:
GO http://www.w3.org/hypertext/WWW/MarkUp/html-spec/html-spec.txt

4. Any URL can be substituted for the sample above.
Eventually you should get back the file in question.

5. The only restriction is this serves text (HTML and plain) by HTTP
only, no graphics, and no FTP.

For more information about accessing internet files via e-mail, pick up
a copy of the following document:

"INTERNET BY-EMAIL"
Summary: This guide will show you how to retrieve files from FTP sites,
explore the Internet via Gopher, search for information with Archie,
Veronica, or WAIS, tap into the World-Wide Web (WWW), and even access Usenet
newsgroups using E-MAIL AS YOUR ONLY TOOL.

This document is now available from several automated mail servers. To
get the latest edition, send e-mail to one of the addresses below.
To: <URL: mailto:listserv@ubvm.cc.buffalo.edu > (for US/Canada/etc.)
Leave Subject blank, and enter only this line in the body of the note:
GET INTERNET BY-EMAIL NETTRAIN F=MAIL

To: <URL: mailto:mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu > (for Eastern US)
Leave Subject blank, and enter only this line in the body of the note:
send usenet/news.answers/internet-services/access-via-email

To: <URL: mailto:mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk > (for UK/Europe/etc.)
Leave Subject blank, and enter only this line in the body of the note:
send lis-iis e-access-inet.txt

You can also get the file at
<URL: ftp://ubvm.cc.buffalo.edu/NETTRAIN/ >,
<URL: ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/internet-services/ >,
<URL: ftp://ftp.mailbase.ac.uk/pub/lists/lis-iis/files/ >

Note this file is available in over 30 languages.  For the list of translations,
send email to <URL: mailto:BobRankin@MHV.net > with
Subject: send list
as the subject of the message.

Sometimes, folk ask how to post to usenet via email.  Here's what
I have seen mentioned:

To post, use an e-mail->Usenet gateway.  Send an a e-mail messages to
{newsgroup}@{servername}.  For example, to post to comp.lang.tcl through
nic.funet.fi, address your mail to <URL: mailto:comp.lang.tcl@nic.funet.fi >.

Here are a few e-mail->Usenet gateways that have been reported.  A recent
email indicates that none of these may be operational any longer.

        group.name@news.demon.co.uk
        group.name@charm.magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu
        group.name@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca
        group.name@nic.funet.fi
        group.name.usenet@decwrl.dec.com


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