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[gopher] Re: PyGopherd and Gopher+

[gopher] Re: PyGopherd and Gopher+

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Subject: [gopher] Re: PyGopherd and Gopher+
From: Jeff <geph@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2006 00:16:53 -0600
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On Tue, 03 Jan 2006 22:46:09 -0600, John Goerzen <jgoerzen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>  

>  * It is still a great annoyance to have meta information conveyed
>    by the referring object rather than the object itself.
>    I wonder if we may consider extending the protocol so that a
>    request of a certain form would cause a compliant server
>    to send a single line of meta information before sending the
>    document as usual.  This single line of meta information could
>    even be in the form of a regular (gopher++ is it now?) menu line.
>    It seems to generally be the case, both in filesystems and in
>    browsers, that meta-information is obtained by the object itself,
>    not the object the refers to it.  IE sometimes looks at the
>    extension of a file to determine what sort of file it is, and this
>    is generally considered a bug.
>    By doing this, we could also reform the gopher:// URL schema.
> -- John

Gopher 'headers' do seem to be the least obtrusive/best solution.


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