Re: using WWW to follow gopher links

Petri Ojala (
Tue, 4 Feb 1992 21:23:28 +0200

Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1992 21:23:28 +0200
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From: Petri Ojala <>
To: (Tim Berners-Lee)
In-Reply-To: <9202040744.AA24645@ >
Subject: Re: using WWW to follow gopher links 

I would prefer the latter suggestion plus some additions.  For example in
X environment it would be nice to be able to get a overview of the
"hypertext network" around the current location.  A sort of scan to the
next level following all the links at the current document.  (Maybe
with possibility see more than one level with the client keeping book
of not following one document more than once.)

The other feature would be fully recursive list of documents (or
references).  However this list would not follow all the links but
only those marked to be followed in the anchor specification.  As this
is quite dangerous feature it should be avoided but still possible
for example in Gopher-environments.  Of course the client could in
any case keep book of the documents shown and not follow same page
more than once.