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Re: Status of the RFC 1738 replacements

From: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
Date: Sat, 06 Nov 2004 21:39:48 +0100
To: uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <418D3694.52E6@xyzzy.claranet.de>

John Cowan wrote:

>> gopher://dict.org:2628/?DEFINE%20*%20?WTF

> This last reminds me that finger and whois are also
> accessible via gopher URIs with explicit ports: they
> all have basically the same protocol: send a line to the
> server, get an arbitrary amount of plain text back.

My favourite "Mozilla 3" browser won't let me do it for
these ports.  And it doesn't like %0D%0A for something
like HTTP OPTIONS.  But <gopher://ietf.org:80/?GET%20/>
works (HTTP 0.9 style).

Lynx allows <gopher://ptbtime2.ptb.de:13/1>.  Netscape
at least accepts <gopher://rwhois.nic.ve:4321/?>, but
not as URL, only as a manually entered "location".

For IE gopher was disabled by a "security update" last
year, but it could be reenabled in the registry somehow.

                      Bye, Frank
Received on Saturday, 6 November 2004 20:49:29 UTC

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