Browser append to file, and SPIRES server

Tim Berners-Lee (timbl)
Tue, 25 Feb 92 15:44:49 GMT+0100

> Date: Tue, 25 Feb 92 13:40:05 +0100
> From: (Willem van Leeuwen)

> Some remarks about the new browser:

> The use of >> to add text of a document to an existing file should
> documented in the help:
> > file Save the text of this document in a file.
> >>file Add the text of this document to a file.

Good point -- In fact I hadn't noticed that it works by
virtue of the same code which makes ">" work!
It's in the help for the next version.

> When browsing the SPIRES database one has to type find twice:
> the first is interpreted by the browser, the second by SPIRES.
> (The old browser used K, which could be omitted).

Yes - This should be fixed at the server end.

> SPIRES does not give always the promised number of references.
> Try f find author holthuizen, there should be 111 references, only
> 104 are shown.

This too. The last one's a bit odd, as the limit seems to

vary. Perhaps its in lines. Another thing is taht the lines
trainling spaces to 80 characters which makes them wrap aound
a 79-character terminal. They could be stripped in the server
EXEC too.