Re: ALT attribute & Conformance levels, and WAIS

Marc Andreessen (
Fri, 15 Oct 93 17:13:58 -0700

"William M. Perry" writes:
> How about something like 'native WAIS support'?

I don't think that should necessarily be a criterion -- it is much
easier to do this under Unix than on other platforms, as far as I can
tell. What the world *really* needs is a WAIS gateway that does full
HTTP/1.0 and can pull binary data down from WAIS servers and do
comprehensive type matching. Wouldn't be too hard to graft HTWAIS.c
from Mosaic 2.0pre5 and freeWAIS 0.1 onto, e.g., NCSA httpd, to get
that. Then everyone could have "almost native WAIS support". We may
do this at some point anyway but anyone who wants to jump in should be
encouraged :-).