I can remember that the libs used with Mosaic 1.2 and the early 2.0alphas
sent the full URL. I know, 'cause I had to modify the gopher and http
gateways I'd written, after that versions :)
Another proposal :)
|> From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Kevin Altis)
|> Date: Fri, 11 Feb 94 15:09:43 GMT
|> of the HTTP message is the same. For gopher and ftp, the proxy gateway
|> server will return the data encapsulated as a MIME content type to the
|> client like a normal HTTP message. HTTP MIME content types are returned for
|> all URL requests, regardless of the protocol type of the URL. FTP
|> directories, Gopher directories, etc. are returned as text/html.
I have always wondered, why e.g. gopher gateways should have to
convert the data they gate.
With the new gateway code I hoped we might have an *easy* way to gate
things, simply manage a binary 1:1 connection between client and destination.
But as I understand it this is not the case?
But why should a gateway encode the answer from a gopher server e.g.
wenn a client like Mosaic could do it himself and in a much neater
way with (internal-) icons and so on.
This is what I think we should have: ;)
WWW_xxx_GATEWAY send full URL, expect answer in text/html
WWW_xxx_PROXY send full URL, expect answer as raw data as from
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