Re^8: Status of Debian Policy
Am 26.06.97 schrieb branden # purdue.edu ...
b> For every .html request that comes in (or perhaps for any request in
b> general), look for a file fitting the traditional spec.
b> If that fails, look for a .gz version of that file in the same directory.
b> If that fails, return the usual 404 error.
b> Does anything already implement this? If not, why not?
This should be very easy to implement. But a lot of user (for example
notebook user) don't like to run a WWW server on their slow machines.
In my opinion it would be much better to convert the links inside the
documents to .html.gz. And all Unix/Linux WWW browsers should be able to
uncompress the documents. With netscape and lynx for example there's no
An other question: is there a way to get which WWW browser the user would
like to use and if there's a WWW server installed in a script?
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