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[gopher] Re: OverbiteFF beta is READY!!

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Subject: [gopher] Re: OverbiteFF beta is READY!!
From: Cameron Kaiser <spectre@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 22:43:40 -0800 (PST)
Reply-to: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx

>   * In standard FF3 gopher *looks* a lot nicer than in FF2, but:
>   * OverbiteFF *works* a lot better than both.

Thank you!

>   * I've had some connection problems with some servers on non-standard
>     ports but these seem te be server problems: UNM gopher does the same.

Part of this might be something to do with some secret naughtiness Mozilla
does with non-70 ports: it forces them to 70. This behaviour makes some
sites that are misconfigured actually *work* in Mozilla but not in any other
client, including OverbiteFF (Stegozor also discovered a similar effect).

Naturally kludging around this is too gross, even for me.

>   * One thing that might be nice: 'Real'/skinnable pages for errors
>     (itemtype 3).

How do you mean? Strictly speaking, 3 could simply appear in any directory
output. In fact, I'm changing Bucktooth default error messages in the
upcoming 0.2.3 to something like

3 error text

i error explanation
i error explanation

so that it's not only legible if item type 0, but if item type 1, it shows
a very nice error document. It could even be mixed in with regular directories
as a warning class. Thus I facilitated it acting as a meta-item type rather
than taking over an entire menu, since I don't see any reason to make its
semantics different than any other itemtype.

Please speak up if you disagree :)

> As a native Dutch speaker I'd be happy to help with translation.

Excellent. Once I have some changes made, I'll have scripts available for
what needs to be translated. It's only around 20 prompts or so, so this
should be trivial.

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