Gopher+ is a forward compatible enhancement to the RFC 1436 Gopher protocol. Gopher+ works by sending metadata between the client and the server. The enhancement was never widely adopted by Gopher servers.
How it works
The client sends a tab followed by a +. A Gopher+ server will respond with a status line followed by the content the client requested. An item is marked as supporting Gopher+ in the Gopher directory listing by a tab + after the port.
Other features of Gopher+ include:
- Item attributes, which can include the items
- Last date of modification
- Different views of the file, like PostScript or plain text, or different languages
- Abstract, or description of the item
- Interactive queries
- Proposed Gopher+ Specification (gopher link)
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