An MGET proposal for HTTP

ts (
Tue, 1 Nov 1994 20:04:41 +0100

> Why not use an ALT tag?
> This is an excellent example of how we do NOT want to see HTTP
> progressing, such that clients say things they don't really mean and
> servers try to read clients' minds. A client should not send */*
> unless it really means it, and a server should take it at face value.
> This is supposed to be data transfer, not artificial intelligence.

Because I don't want that an user can receive this :

moulon% date
Tue Nov 1 10:24:15 MET 1994
moulon% www
Welcome to the White House

Choose this[2] for a textual representation of this page.


1-3, Up, Quit, or Help: q
moulon% telnet 80
Trying ...
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
GET / HTTP/1.0

HTTP/1.0 200 Document follows
MIME-Version: 1.0
Server: CERN/3.0pre6
Date: Tuesday, 01-Nov-94 09:21:48 GMT
Content-Type: text/html
Content-Length: 481
Last-Modified: Saturday, 22-Oct-94 01:17:28 GMT

<TITLE>Welcome to the White House</TITLE>
<!-- Changed by: Miguel Jardine, 19-Oct-1994 -->
<! revised 9/27/94, mjardine>

<A HREF="/imagemap/">
<IMG SRC="/White_House/images/white_house_home.gif" ALT="[Clickable Map]" ISMAP></A>

<A HREF="/White_House/html/White_House_Home-plain.html">this</A>
for a textual representation of this page.

<A HREF="/White_House/Keepers/html/Keepers.html"><ADDRESS></ADDRESS></A>

Connection closed by foreign host.

I think that my script is better than this server.


Guy Decoux