Re: remote face utilities

Steve Kinzler (
Thu, 16 May 1996 10:12:05 -0500 (EST)

Sent 16May96 from to faces
+---------- remote face utilities ----------
| i recall that when reading the faces archives a while ago, that there
| was some discussion of `remote' face programs. something that would
| let you get faces from distant machines, rather than having to keep
| the entire database locally. did anything ever come of this?

Not really, that I know of. I'd consider it an open project. My picons
search server is a step in that direction (it can be used to retrieve
individual picons by various specs across the net using HTTP), but only
a step. Of course, client support for whatever protocol is used or
developed would be essential.

| (i don't
| consider XFace: headers to be the be best method).

Agreed, especially with MIME available these days.

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