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Subject: [gopher] Re: Item Type Suggestions
From: Mate Nagy <k-zed@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 16:35:53 +0200
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On Tue, Jul 08, 2008 at 08:27:28AM -0600, Jay Nemrow wrote:
> I am really against anything besides true text files being classified under
> 0.  Neither DOC nor RTF files are text files and would break all existing
> gopher clients.
 fully agree
> I much prefer putting almost everything under 9, just because older
> clients will do something that is very acceptable - it will download
> and store the file as a binary, which any viewer an handle.
 also fully agree.
 Binary files (doc, mp3, rtf, what have you) are binary files. Let the
user handle them. IMHO, even building in movie playing support or any
other sophisticated file type discovery into a gopher client is
overdoing it (except for image types, which is often handled by image
loading libs).
 Let's keep the ease of implementation of clients in mind (that's one
(or *the*) massive advantage of the gopher protocol).


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