I was trying to link to a gmane article in that answer, but none of the:
[message](news://news.gmane.io:119/4DC939FC.firstname.lastname@example.org) [message](nntp://news.gmane.io/gmane.comp.standards.posix.austin.general/4151) <a href="nntp://news.gmane.io/gmane.comp.standards.posix.austin.general/4151">message</a> <a href="news://news.gmane.io:119/4DC939FC.email@example.com">message</a>
URLs seem to work.
That just gives:
message message message message
That's RFC5538 URLs that have been supported by
lynx for instance for decades (
news://news.gmane.io/4DC939FC.firstname.lastname@example.org URLs also still work in SeaMonkey).
A lot of the Unix history is documented on usenet (which predates the world wide web), and gmane which contains archives of a lot of Unix-related mailing lists (including the POSIX working group's whose earlier posts can only be found publicly there) is nowadays only available over NNTP.
Usenet is or at least was core to the Unix culture. Unix.SE is to some extent a bit of the continuation of
comp.os.linux.*. I recognise a few names from there here.
It would be useful to allow those links at least on the unix.SE site.
nntp://as links, it goes straight to searching for them in a search engine.
nntp://aren't recognized as valid URLs (and they aren't, as far as I can tell). Maybe Stéphane has some sort of browser extension that can handle them? Or am I alone in not being able to get them to open? Stéphane, did these used to work in the past?
lynxdoes as I said in the question, and you can always configure your firefox to spawn
lynxin an xterm to handle them.