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Subject: [gopher] Re: New Gopher server and client
From: Cameron Kaiser <spectre@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 11:27:56 -0800 (PST)
Reply-to: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx

> > I'm beginning to think we'll need some reference implementations for ASK
> > forms. Maybe I'll move that up in the Overbite/Bucktooth development cycle.
> That would be great. Gopher+ is so much better than original Gopher
> and I don't know why it isn't more popular. There are clients with
> plus support for all the platforms, but servers, even if they support
> plus, don't really use it. Perhaps Bucktooth could change that :-)

Well, I guess it brings back the old question of whither Gopher+. I think
it has potential, but I am also sympathetic to the position that it's too
much like HTTP. It *is* certainly a heavier protocol than the glorious
simplicity of standard Gopher.

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