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

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

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To: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gopher] Re: meta: item types, etc.
From: JumpJet Mailbox <jumpjetinfo@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2008 08:00:06 -0700 (PDT)
Reply-to: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx

There is only 1 Gopher Server program for Windows Platforms.  It is NOT Gopher 
+.  Once someone writes an alternative Windows Gopher Server that IS Gopher +, 
this might be a possiblility.
Note:  Gopher + is only a --PROPOSED-- extension to Gopher.  It may NOT be the 
best proposal, especially when considering the cabalilities of modern personal 
--- On Sat, 7/5/08, Roman Pavlov <webmaster@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Roman Pavlov <webmaster@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [gopher] Re: meta: item types, etc.
To: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Saturday, July 5, 2008, 8:04 AM

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
> due to content sniffing, don't work in Overbite which rigidly enforces
> particular internal set (all others being seen as
> 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
> MIME type mapping list maintained by a central authority or this problem
> 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
> would be very confusing for users to have clashing item types between
> This is something I don't mind being a point person and clearinghouse
> but that aside, a formalized process for this needs to be devised.


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