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Subject: [gopher] Re: Gnopher, Themes
From: Ralph Furmaniak <sugaku@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 15:20:02 -0500
Reply-to: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx

> > You can download it or see a screenshot at my gopher which is at
> >
> > (available both through http:// and through gopher://).
> Currently not available through both, at least for me (connection refused).
> Which kindly reminds me that Gnopher currently doesn't handle unavailable
> severs correctly %)

My gopher is on a home system, with a cross between dynamic and static ip, and 
to top it all
of, I'm behind a firewall.  The problem is just with a script I have that 
updates the ip
registered to  I updated manually, and so it should work 
now.  I am not
sure how long it was down, so thanks for telling me.  My home computer just has 
it in
/etc/hosts, and the other computer I was using turned out to be caching it, so 
I never realised
the problem.

I might make a couple more simple themes based on some free backgrounds.

> Acnyway, I'd love to see your stuff so I'd appreciate it if you could
> resolve this problem. BTW, be sure to make a statement on a) licencing in
> general and b) if this theme may be part of the Gnopher distro and web
> site. It's not like I hire lawyers or so, it's just that I don't ever want
> to do that in the first place :-)

AFAIK the background is freely distributable and not copyrighted, so the theme 
can basically be
public domain.  I'll include a brief license notice.

> > I might as well also say that bucktooth can handle URLs, as was proposed by 
> > John Goerzen.
> I don't completely follow the idea, and I didn't follow the discussion
> either, sorry. Is this documented? And is it useful considering the fact
> that other servers don't (have to) do it as well? No need to re-start the
> whole thread, just give me the conclusions :-)

Other servers and clients don't really matter, but this is (so far) something 
that people using
bucktooth can do.  Basically the way it works is that instead of the path you 
enter a URL.  A
smart client will realise this, and other clients will just send this url back 
to the server,
who provides a brief html redirection.  Just check it out on my gopher (which 
should probably
be up by now)

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