Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Wed, 11 Aug 1999 11:11:11 -0700

CNRP makes CNN. It's always funny to see what ends
up in the popular press tech news.


End of URLs as we know 'em?

August 10, 1999
Web posted at: 3:33 p.m. EDT (1933 GMT)

by Carolyn Duffy Marsan

(IDG) -- Tired of gripes from end users who
can't find specific documents on your intranet?
Your problem may soon be solved thanks to a
proposed Internet standard that replaces long,
complex URLs with regular words.

The so-called Common Name standard is on
the fast track for approval within the Internet
Engineering Task Force, which is expected to
designate a formal working group for the task in August.
Proponents of the
planned standard say a first draft should be completed
this fall, with adoption in
browsers, portals, search services and directories
anticipated next year.