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Re: [PATCH] New protocol: gemini

From: Stephane Bortzmeyer via curl-library <>
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2020 14:51:50 +0100

On Sat, Nov 28, 2020 at 12:08:02PM +0100,
 Daniel Stenberg via curl-library <> wrote
 a message of 83 lines which said:

> To me, Gemini looks like a mix of Gopher and HTTP/0.9 and it's a
> mystery to me why you would rather write a new protocol so similar
> to those rather than just stick to what already exists.

The FAQ <> details the
improvments over Gopher. For HTTP, note that 0.9 did not have "virtual
hosts" and did not have structured error codes, both are present in
Gemini. Also, Gemini comes with its own markup format, and does not
use HTML, unlike HTTP 0.9. The Web site
<> discusses these design choices.

But I assume this is not the place to discuss the Gemini system :-)

Received on 2020-11-29