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Since its introduction in the early 1990s, the WorldWide Web has spread rapidly, so that most public interest in the Internet is associated with it, and so that most Internet sites that previously had electronic mail, ftp, and telnet services, now also have a WorldWide Web presence.

The Uniform Resource Locator, or URL, is therefore a suitable addition to the standard file headers; the one in this file looks like this:

%%%     URL             = "",

Since most sites have found it convenient to name a particular machine with the prefix ``www.'', from an electronic mail address one can often guess what the corresponding URL should be. Nevertheless, the host with that name is often different from the login host, so the Emacs code in filehdr.el may not successfully identify it automatically. Thus, you can provide an overriding private definition like this in your .emacs startup file:

(setq file-header-user-URL "")

version, multiple values, URL, Attribute descriptions

Nelson H. F. Beebe