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Report #:  57313   Status: Reported
invalid news URL scheme syntax
Project:  EDN Build #:  online
Version:    2 Submitted By:   Christopher Yeleighton
Report Type:  Basic functionality failure Date Reported:  1/23/2008 3:41:06 AM
Severity:    Commonly encountered problem Last Updated:
Platform:    All platforms Internal Tracking #:  
Resolution: None  Resolved in Build: : None
Duplicate of:  None
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Description
According to the URL RFC 1738, section 3.6., the URL scheme 'news' does not admit specifying the host.
Steps to Reproduce:
Navigate to the document "CodeGear Academic Program" <http://www.codegear.com/article/37514> and examine the links in the section "Student Newsgroups".  They are all invalid.
Workarounds
I created and uploaded a replacement which can be viewed at <http://www.codegear.com/article/37514/23864/>.  
Note: I was unable to test the links thus created because GNOME desktop does not provide a handler for the 'nntp' scheme (which is a known bug of its own).
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