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Tue, 28 Jun 2011

Slerm Phlogging Script - Updates

I've updated slerm to fix an issue where embedded gopher links of type 1-9 were not recognized. I've also added 'bookshelf.txt', meant to be a list of what you are currently reading, displayed just below the site header.

Here is the link to the tar archive:

And you can see it in action here (if you are using firefox 4 or 5, you will need the Overbite extension to visit gopher sites).

posted at: 20:57 | path: / | permalink |

Ideas for Improving Slerm

There are some ideas I've had for improving the slerm phlogging engine [0], the main one being adding full-text search. In fact, this seems to be a drawback to gopher itself - although the Veronica and VISHNU searches [1] are useful, they index only selectors - not full-text [2]. For a lightweight, text-based protocol, this seems a big weakness. It means you have to hunt around gopherspace for interesting tidbits, since selector names aren't always that descriptive. It appears WAIS was meant to address this limitation, although only for locally connected gopher servers via a special client (think pre-internet).

Anyway, if you have any ideas on what would be a useful addition to slerm, leave a comment and let me know.

posted at: 18:52 | path: / | permalink | code, ideas, slerm