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Introduction of Gopher (1991)

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Later in A.D. 1991 Gopher came into the scene. Gopher was a menu system that simplified locating and using Internet resources. Gopher was designed for distributing, searching, and retrieving documents over the Internet. Gopher offered some features not natively supported by the Web and imposes a much stronger hierarchy on information stored on it. Gopher Software made it possible for the system administrator at any Internet site to prepare a customized menu of files, features and Internet resources.

When you used the Gopher, all you had to do is select the item you want from the menu. Gopher was a protocol system, which in advance of the World Wide Web, allowed server based text files to be hierarchically organised and easily viewed by end users who accessed the server using Gopher Applications on remote computers. Initially Gopher Browsers could only display text-based files before developments such as HyperGopher, which were able to handle simple graphic formats.

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Written by Bobby

May 23, 2010 at 4:46 am

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