Subject: Re: Server Contact Information
Date: Monday 14th January 2008 19:37:39 UTC (over 10 years ago)
To address these issues point by point... About 1/3 of the existing Gopher Clients can NOT recognize a document written in the HyperText Markup Language [HTML] natively (experiment for yourself with the Clients at: gopher://home.jumpjet.info/11/Begin_Here/Clients ). This ability to read HTML was backfitted to several Clients only years after the initial release of the Gopher protocol, and never made it into some of the older Clients (external reading of an HTML file is of course possible with any Client). With some major Gopher Servers, if you add the file to the "menu" (where you can indeed associate a label to the file), the file will appear TWICE on the page (once, at the beginning, as the Server reads the menu file; and again later on as the Server lists the files in the directory). An example is a page served-up by the GopherS Server. The Majority of available Gopher Servers are Gopher0, NOT Gopher Plus. Also the majority of Gopher Servers connected to the Internet are NOT Gopher Plus. Gopher Plus is ONLY a PROPOSED extension to Gopher, and was NEVER officially adopted as a standard. ----- Regardless, it is stupid NOT to include Server Contact Information on a Gopher Server connected to the Internet. What you get when contact information is not included, are issues like Cameron experienced, which prompted this thread. "Aaron J. Angel"