Re: [gopher] Selector types summary
> just a summary of the selectors I know:
Don't you mean item types? </pedantic>
> Selectors seen in the wild:
> h - hypertext link
or more accurately "HTML"
> i - informational item (text)
> Some questions regarding them:
> What is this CSO protocol? I can't find any specification of it.
> Can someone point me at a still running server?
CSO is the same as the old ph. OverbiteFF supports it; this gopher URL
talks to a working server at uic.edu:105, queries it for "sachs" and
displays both (current) matches:
If you do
then you will get a requester box. Of course, the itemtype rewriting
code in 2.1.1554 does this wrong and offers to rewrite it to item type 1;
I will fix this. Just click cancel and the requester will appear.
> 4, 5, 6 and 9 seem to be redundant for binary files? The only
> difference is, that some old clients may be interested in such
Yes. It does point to different handlers for older clients, but pretty
much everything now just treats them as binary lumps.
> g and I are redundant for image files?
I'd argue this one. While I is supposed to be "generic image," that requires
the client to content-sniff. Mozilla's docshell did do this, but OverbiteFF
for technical reasons cannot, so it looks at the extension of the file. This
is usually good enough but I don't like it. See 'p' below.
> How is the + type supposed to work? The balancing server is send-
> ing out a menu with all the redundant servers first and then the
> client decides where to connect?
I believe so, but I've never made or actually used such an implementation.
> 8 and T are redundant for interactive sessions? I would propose
> a selector type for SSH: 's'.
s is used intermittently for "generic sound." Other de-facto item types I
have encountered include p (PNG), d (PDF), x (XML) and c (CSS). OverbiteFF
currently supports all of these.
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