Gopher

Gopher is a former rival of HTTP. It’s a simple, plaintext protocol for serving files.

A description of the protocol.

visit gopher://bitreich.org/1/lawn

why is gopher not commonly used as a protocol for corporate intranets? why have gopher, hypergopher, gopher+ been entirely abandoned? gopher does not have a mind share? https://ils.unc.edu/callee/gopherpaper.htm

August 3, 2020