irc scheme is defined in the Internet Draft at
was never approved as an RFC). Such URLs have the form
and are retrieved by opening an IRC session using the
function specified by
The value of this option is a function, which is called to open an IRC
irc URLs. This function must take five
arguments, host, port, channel, user and
password. The channel argument specifies the channel to
join immediately, and may be
The default is
url-irc-rcirc, which uses the Rcirc package.
Other options are
url-irc-erc (which uses ERC) and
url-irc-zenirc (which uses ZenIRC).