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To: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gopher] Re: Need for protocol changey
From: Benn Newman <newmanbe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2006 18:58:56 -0600
Reply-to: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx

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.
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