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Re: serverless http connections

Article: 7434 of alt.hackers
From: (Lenny Zeltser)
Newsgroups: alt.hackers
Subject: Re: serverless http connections
Date: 21 Feb 1995 16:16:11 GMT
Organization: University of Pennsylvania
Lines: 28
Approved: memyselfandi
Message-ID: 3id3kb$
Status: RO

In article <3i8bj0$>,I wrote:

>Another challenge would be to have your finger display am HTML page when
>it gets a request through a WWW client, and regular user info when
>it's a standard finger request.
>ObHack:	Implementing the challenge above :)
> Check out a page at
> It seems to work fine with Netscape, but Mosaic and Lynx have some trouble
> interpreting HTML's <a href="  "> command.  (Something for
me to work on)

I was able to get rid of the small problems I was having with non-Netscape
clients.  Silly me, I was missing a " at the end of the command!
Netscape, though, was actually smart enough to interpret it anyway.
(Long live Netscape! :)

I need to make a small correction to the address of my "finger
It's now
The original one didn't work all the time :)

	Reading my e-mail by manually connecting to machine's POP server
	port.  Lame, but hey, no hack is to small, isn't that the motto of
	the day?

-- Lenny

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