Split Gemini spec into two specs?

Katarina Eriksson gmym at coopdot.com
Mon Mar 1 12:02:13 GMT 2021


Apparently, I sent this only to Oliver Simmons and not to the list.

On Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:07 PM, Katarina Eriksson <gmym at coopdot.com> wrote:
> Oliver Simmons <oliversimmo at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > At current the Gemini spec is dual-purpose, it describes the protocol,
> > and the text/gemini format.
> >
> > Whilst gemtext is the "native" format for Gemini (as HTML is to HTTP),
> > one isn't required for the other to work, they are two distinct
> > things.
> > I think that they should be split into two specs, one for the protocol
> > and one for gemtext.
> >
> > What would people think of this?
> >
> > - Oliver Simmons (GoodClover)
>
> Here's a thread about it from May last year:
> https://lists.orbitalfox.eu/archives/gemini/2020/001037.html
>
> It resulted in some rearranging of the order it appeared in the specification.
>
> Solderpunk's thoughts about it:
> https://lists.orbitalfox.eu/archives/gemini/2020/001070.html
>
> Personally, I don't have strong opinion one way or the other.
>
> -- 
> Katarina



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