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[gopher] Re: meta: item types, etc.

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Subject: [gopher] Re: meta: item types, etc.
From: Roman Pavlov <webmaster@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 05 Jul 2008 16:04:05 +0400
Reply-to: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx

Maybe just using gopher+ VIEWS feature would help? Implementing just a 
subset of gopher+ in clients and servers shouldn't be very hard and 
wouldn't probably cause much protest from gopher+ critics.

Cameron Kaiser wrote:
> I've been having back-channel discussions with gopher wranglers who note that
> the item types they have selected for their content, while working in Mozilla
> due to content sniffing, don't work in Overbite which rigidly enforces its
> particular internal set (all others being seen as application/octet-stream).
> Although I made some token expansion with the p and d item types, at some
> point there is going to need to be an expanded and formalized item type and
> MIME type mapping list maintained by a central authority or this problem is
> going to come up again. I think it is especially important now given that
> there are others looking at creating their own particular clients, since it
> would be very confusing for users to have clashing item types between apps.
> This is something I don't mind being a point person and clearinghouse for,
> but that aside, a formalized process for this needs to be devised.

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