Re: finger url, copyright caches (again)

Reed Wade (
Thu, 25 Aug 1994 23:38:06 +0200

>The gopher: hack does. The gopher protocol is a complete superset
>of the finger protocol. (well... I haven't researched it carefully,
>but the common "finger foo@bar" is expressible as a gopher URL).

yes, the gopher hack is functionally equivalent to plain
finger. (The end of line char(s) might be different but there's
no missing functionality.)

I shouldn't bring this up because I think it's a lousy idea but
you could always have a generic tcp url that encoded all the
interactions required for an arbitrary protocol. It'd probably get
kinda long tho...

(bty, that pizza thing don't work for me)


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