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Re: [gopher] Question

On Sat, 14 Feb 2015 11:12:12 +1000
James Mills <prologic@shortcircuit.net.au> wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 14, 2015 at 10:57 AM, Driedfruit <driedfruit@mindloop.net>
> wrote:
> > You have to admit, though, that modern HTTP does have it's
> > undeniable strengths over gopher.
> >

Forgot to add, "despite being a part of an inferior platform" there :)

> Being a web developer for over a decade now
> the only advantages that exist as far as I'm concerned are:
> * Caching
> * Compression
> * Negotiation (rarely used)
> Did I miss anything?

If "negotiation" includes specifying byte ranges, along with
acceptable types and languages, then, nope, that's pretty much it.

> Also IHMO Gopher could have had/used such capabilities
> without necessarily bastardizing the protocol.

We did play around with something like that around 2 years ago (and
probably many times before) on this list and on IRC, but it was
considered a bastardization after all :)


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