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Re: FSD as a Git repository

From: Greg Farough
Subject: Re: FSD as a Git repository
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 12:11:07 -0400
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On Tue, Jul 13 2021, Greg Farough <> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 12 2021, Bone Baboon <> wrote:
>> Bone Baboon writes:
>>> * The FSD's plain text files could be compiled to HTML and served as a
>>>   static web site without JavaScript using free software (discount,
>>>   org-mode, etc). 
>> The plain text files could be compiled to be served as HTML over
>> HTTP but they could also be compiled so that they could be served over
>> other protocols such as Gemini <> and
>> Gopher <>.  These two
>> protocols avoid the JavaScript trap
>> <> and have free
>> software implementations of servers and clients.
> I'm not sure about Gopher, but as far as I know, Gemini wouldn't work
> for something like the Directory. The Gemini specification[1] only
> allows for a single text input form on a page, which is then sent back
> to the server in the form of a query. That's not really ideal for a
> submission as detailed as a Directory entry, and which has multiple
> input fields. But don't get me wrong; I love Gemini.

Quick clarification: I was talking about submissions via Gemini in
this paragraph. Just serving / displaying the entry over Gemini
wouldn't be very difficult, but there are public proxy servers people
can use for that.


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