[gopher] Re: Need for protocol changey
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On Thu, Jan 05, 2006 at 06:28:40PM -0600, Jeff wrote:
> Without MIME, you're just downloading a 9/Binary file, which may or may
> not have had a tgz 'extension' in the selector. As Mr. Goerzen wrote, "IE
> sometimes looks at the extension of a file to determine what sort of file
> it is, and this is generally considered a bug."
Opera listens to the MIME type and ignores the item type. :)
> There is no standard way to show filesize in gopher. I don't think
> tacking some stuff in parenthesis to the end of the display string and
> expecting a client to read it as file data is such a good idea.
But why do we need it in the protocol?
> The fact that the foremost gopher/gopher+ developers were interested in
> changing the protocol isn't enough?
Okay, you want change, but why? To me, it just seems like change
for the sake of change.
Benn Newman | newmanbe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx | gopher://igneous-rock.homeunix.net
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