Might start work on Angler:// again

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Might start work on Angler:// again

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Remember that protocol I was making back in the Yesterweb server? Angler, a protocol with more flexibility than Gemini but not as complicated as the web. I remembered about that just now, so I'm considering starting work on it again. I was planning on making my own markup format, but I'm now considering just going for XML like the web. I had a Gemini client I was making as well, but I could turn it into an Angler client.
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That would be great! I’m definitely looking forward to seeing it! :D
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I'm a huge Gemini fan, so I'll be interested in seeing where you go with this. Have you seen the Spartan protocol? It's basically Gemini without TLS.

That being said, my ideal protocol would basically be Gemini without TLS but with full Markdown support instead of Gemtext.
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Working on the spec currently. The response headers will work very similarly to Gemini's, and the status codes are very similar, but the request headers are more akin to HTTP's, with multiple lines and atrributes. Since I'll bring in something like <form>s into Angler, and want some form of authentication, I replaced the 1x status codes with some status codes prompting the user for authentication.

Update: Good news, I finished writing the main spec, and bad news, I ran head first into a pole.
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