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is a forward compatible enhancement to the RFC
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[ftp://ftp.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1436.txt 1436] Gopher protocol. Gopher+ works by sending extra data between the client and the server.
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
[gopher://gopher.floodgap.com/0/gopher/tech/gopherplus.txt Proposed Gopher+ Specification] (gopher link)