Re: Gopher support in X Mosaic, cosmetic suggestion

Martin Hamilton <>
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Subject: Re: Gopher support in X Mosaic, cosmetic suggestion
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 1993 11:36:28 +0100 (BST)
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From: Martin Hamilton <>
Thus spake Guido :

/ Huh?  As far as I know there is no gateway involved when www clients
/ like XMosaic access Gopher servers: support for the Gopher protocol is
/ built in the client.  (There may be a gateway in existence
/ nevertheless, but it must be intended only for access through clients
/ that don't know the Gopher protocol yet.)

I think he's talking about the NCSA httpd - see below - Martin

      As of beta release .3, this server will automatically generate
  HTML listings of a gopher directory without going through gopherd.
  This means that . files which are links are processed, and .cap files
  are processed. Any request which begins with /gopher-data will be
  considered a gopher request if gopher is turned on. Therefore, mapping
  /gopher-data to the location of your server's data will allow you to
  access /gopher-data and get a gopher listing in return.