ietf-nntp NEWNEWS queries
chl at clw.cs.man.ac.uk
Mon Dec 22 11:05:24 PST 1997
In local.nntp Jon Ribbens <jon at oaktree.co.uk>:
>Charles Lindsey <chl at clw.cs.man.ac.uk> wrote:
>> 1. I want to say
>> NEWNEWS uk.comp.*,!uk.comp.os.win95,...
>> which obvioulsy uses wildmats. But the '!' character does not seem to be
>> supported for wildmats.
>It's not a wildmat, it's a comma-separated list of wildmats, each optionally
>preceded by a '!'.
Indeed so, and in the original RFC it got its own specific mention in the
semantics of NEWNEWS (there were no wildmats in those days).
But that text has gone from the new version, and it is not in wildmats
either. So is this a bug or a feature?
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