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To: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gopher] Re: New Gopher server and client
From: Benjamin Newman <benn.newman@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 19:39:56 -0600
Reply-to: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx

JumpJet Mailbox wrote:
> The HTTP protocol has had "multiview" for years.  And the implementation has 
> been (except in a few EU countries)... almost non-existent.  If hardly anyone 
> is using multiview in HTTP, the possibility of anyone using multiview on 
> Gopher is extremely unlikely.  
> Multiview requires that the Server operator maintain the multiview offerings. 
>  With Gopher now just a "hobbyists" protocol, it is improbable that anyone 
> would take the time to maintain the alternative views (and if you think this 
> is not so, just look at how often your favorite Gopher server operator 
> currently updates their regular pages).  
> That being said, I am NOT against multiview.  I just feel that energy would 
> be better spent upon other areas of the Protocol that need to be implemented, 
> revised, or shored-up first.  


On the contrary, multi-view is almost mandatory for HTTP!

Frame-less versions, Java-less versions, Flash-less versions, image-less 
versions, mobile versions, AJAX-less versions...


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