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news url[edit]

The news url doesn’t work for me on FF 3.0.4, openSUSE, with TB as my default news reader. It opens a new tab with a document which only contains some strange html. Must there be four slashes after news:? H. (talk) 12:45, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

For me, news://news:119/gi3f02$loi$1@news.albasani.net works, but I am unsure whether that will work everywhere. It is because I can access a newsserver under news:119 with my connection. I found no further information about this, does anybody have a good link? H. (talk) 12:59, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
Not sure what news:119 is, but we link to news:message-ID, which is one of the two standard ways of linking to an nntp post, AFAIK. If your browser can't handle it, then I wish I could help, but I don't think there's anything wrong with the template.—msh210 23:43, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
That’s what I am asking: is there a standard? The current does not work for me on both a generic Windows XP and openSUSE Linux, with FF and TB as default browser and newsgroup client. Or maybe TB just handles those links incorrectly? Yes: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=327885 H. (talk) 18:29, 4 January 2009 (UTC)