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serverless html

Article: 7427 of alt.hackers
From: (Mr. Misanthrope)
Newsgroups: alt.hackers
Subject: serverless html
Date: 20 Feb 1995 17:07:29 GMT
Organization: Student Computing Facility, New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces
Lines: 22
Approved: hardly
Message-ID: 3iai8h$jm3@dns1.NMSU.Edu
Status: RO

In article <3i8bj0$>
(Lenny Zeltser) writes:
>> > Finger! hab3
>> A more reliable finger scheme is to find a host with the cgi-bin
>> distribution, and go:
>> http://host.with.cgi.bin/cgi-bin/finger?

a very reliable finger mechanism for html.

url is gopher://

that zero has to be there before the username.  at any rate, you'll get
a copy of .plan that way.   much less dependant on other sites than the cgi
finger server.

ObHack: using a cgi-bin script to trick Mosaic with a flood of
Application-Type: lines to send an "inline sound" after the page
has been
transferred.  trouble is, it rarely works on any browser that isnt my own.
not entirely sure why.
Erik Fichtner  (  []
 "Since when was genius found respectable?" - Elizabeth Barret

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