[gopher] Re: pygopherd & ASK
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> Yes and no. PyGopherd is capable of presenting ASK blocks to a client, but
> is not capable of processing the results itself (the Gopher+ handler does
> not support datablocks coming in from the client.)
> This was never really an issue because only one client has ever supported
> them, and that is UMN gopher, so they are not terribly versatile.
Hmm. That's what /usr/share/doc/forg/README says on my system:
---=== Features ===---
Everything listed here actually does work, well at least most of the
- ASK menus - users can interract with programs on foreign servers
through the use of miniature questionnaires.
> If you want that support, it would not be too hard to add.
Yes. I just was not sure: maybe I did not find how to use it :)
> > 2. Why if I set up VIEWS in pyg module for an entry I see this view
> > duplicated in gopher client?
> Can you post your PYG code for me to take a look at?
Yes, I'll clean it up to localize this problem and post the code.
> PyGopherd does support +VIEWS. It will return a view selection to your Pyg
> as the searchrequest (protocol.searchrequest).
Thanks. I did not find it myself...
> > P.S. I tried to patch pygopherd to add '?' after port instead of '+' if
> > entry.gopherpsupport is 2; and then in pyg module using
> > entry.setea('ASK',...). I managed to get my question on screen in my
> > gopher client but afterwards I get an empty screen. It seems that
> > 'write' method of entry is called, but I see nothing I write there on
> > screen (it works if I'm not using ASK form).
> I didn't follow this paragraph, could you be a little more precise? (Which
> file were you patching, etc.)
rfc1436.py. Original code is
return retval + "\t+\r\n"
return retval + "\r\n"
So if I generate item inside menu generated in pyg module, it is sent
like [...] host port +, and, AFAIK, it should be [...] host port ? .
I tried to use not only 0/1 for gopherpsupport, but also 2, generating
[...] host port ? in rfc1436.py for 2.
Then if I create an item with gopherpsupport=2 and setea('ASK', 'Ask: is
it something reasonable?') I can get my question on screen in client
(and item itself is displayed as ASK form, with <??> mark). But I always
get an empty file as request result in a client.
Maybe I was doing something completely wrong.
By the way, don't you want to put latest pygopherd on your gopher
server? subversion in Debian unstable is broken...
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