[thelist] js widget for ordered selection?

Christian Heilmann codepo8 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 05:43:47 CDT 2005

On 9/7/05, VOLKAN ÖZÇELİK <volkan.ozcelik at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes I managed to open it with ff.
> Not to divert the discussion but yet another curios question:
> A definition I find says that gopher is
> "a system that pre-dates the World Wide Web for organizing and
> displaying files on Internet servers. A Gopher server presents its
> contents as a hierarchically structured list of files. With the
> ascendance of the Web, many gopher databases were converted to Web
> sites which can be more easily accessed via Web search engines."
> So is there a reason to prefer gopher server to an http server? In
> order words, does gopher have some advantages over http, or is it just
> another protocol?

Traditional reasons? I cannot think of anything else. Much like usenet
is still the place to be for some people instead of forums.

Seriously, this is the first time I have seen a gopher URL since 1994. 

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