Gopher path to URL mapping?

Mitra (
Thu, 20 May 1993 23:20:15 GMT

I'm looking for a mapping from gopher paths to URL's and in particular
wonder how xMosaic, and in general WWW handles it, at first I thought
it could be done by simplistically going


but although this works to retrieve files and menus, it fails for the
type 7 query, this takes two forms - either with or without a search

I believe it was proposed that with a search term it should read


but then what does a term without a query look like.


wont work because there is no way for a client to know that it needs to
prompt the user for a search term, or does WWW always obtain a type from
somewhere other than the URL?

- Mitra