Talk:Wide area information server

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This page is difficult to find[edit]

WAIS should link to this article - brad s

It does. Benn Newman 03:18, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Should searches for WAI serVICE go here for now, too? Jodi.a.schneider 14:47, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

If that is/was used to refer to WAIS, yes. --Benn Newman 02:30, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Only historical significance?[edit]

Does WAIS now only have historical significance? If so the article should plainly state so. Mathiastck 17:07, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

There are a few WAIS servers running. WAIS is difficult to setup/use using "modern" software; it is not really used. Benn Newman 18:29, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

This page should be tagged with the appropriate internet history categories. I think it's important to preserve information about WAIS before it is lost. Jodi.a.schneider 14:47, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Feel free to help. ;) --Benn Newman 02:30, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Requesting more information on relationship to U.S. government documents[edit]

Is GPOAccess still using WAIS? Jodi.a.schneider 14:47, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Probably not. --Benn Newman 02:30, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Expand using comp.infosystems.wais FAQ list - would that be OK?[edit]

My goodness, this page is skimpy. Not even any mention of the participants of the WAIS project, or how it preceded the WWW and was competing with Gopher for being the most successful distributed information service. I suppose the FAQ from comp.infosystems.wais - for example - could be used as a starting point for expanding this article. What is the Wipipedia policy on including or recycling stuff from Usenet FAQ lists, that are not otherwise marked with copyright information? I think it should be in the spirit of those Usenet FAQ lists, but that doesn't mean it's officially acceptable? --Lasse Hillerøe Petersen 18:14, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

vs WWW[edit]

It could be mentioned that WAIS, Gopher, and the WWW were seen as equal competitors in the early 90s. (talk) 05:17, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Interesting. Any citations to suggest on that, or any way to verify? Jodi.a.schneider (talk) 20:17, 8 August 2010 (UTC)
San Diego IETF Living Documents BoF - BoF Notes, the follow-on discussion WAIS-WWW-day2 and resulting spec for Uniform resource locator (URLs) (talk) 02:37, 22 May 2012 (UTC)