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Subject: [gopher] Re: Item Type Suggestions
From: Cameron Kaiser <spectre@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 07:27:47 -0700 (PDT)
Reply-to: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx

> However, the # delimeter has some possibilities. Let me think out loud and
> you tell me if I'm missing something:
> - A client that doesn't understand # transmits the whole selector to the
> server. The server would simply have to throw the #... portion away, and
> the client would use the regular item type 0.
> - A client that understands # to indicate a specified MIME type would take
> that off, transmit the remainder of the selector, and understand whatever
> data to come back as the specified text/plain.

... or it could transmit selector # MIME anyway, in case the server really
*did* want to know what the client expects the data will be in. In fact,
now that I think about it, that might be even better.

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