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Re: [gopher] Gophernicus, caps and revival of gopher++

On Saturday 11 September 2010 09:32 (CEST), Kim Holviala wrote:
> This got me thinking about my failed attempt at extending the protocol 
> to make it possible for the client to include metadata in the request. I 
> had to scrap the extensions because some servers just didn't like the 
> extra stuff... So, with caps.txt the client could first query the server 
> about the protocol, and if caps says it's ok to have extra metadata then 
> it could send 'em.
> Or something like that.
> Comments? Ideas?

IMO, unlike your previous attempts, this one seems the best way to go. :)
The only risk is that your extension won't catch up, and only 1% of the gopherspace will use it, while other extensions will come, and we might end up with plenty of extensions, with clients supporting only this or that one...

But again - the idea behind CAPS and protocol-detection sounds okay to me.

Best regards,
Mateusz Viste
You'll find my public OpenPGP key at http://www.viste-family.net/mateusz/pub_key

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