So while I was implementing some XML config stuff for Yahoo! Messenger that’s done over HTTP on the URL “insider.msg.yahoo.com/ycontent”, I had found that Yahoo! Messenger also sent a request for something at the index of the URL:
Curious to know what it was, I searched for an archive of the index URL, specifically, and found out some cool stuff.
So from looking at this archive, the URL now made more sense. Yahoo! Insider was hosted on it. Basically, it gave Messenger users the scoop on what was new with Yahoo! Messenger at the time and was basically a Yahoo! hub for those on Messenger, like AOL did back in the mid to late 90’s with their dial-up service and the accompanying AOL Desktop software.
OK. Maybe it’s more like AIM Today, but judging from the small size of the Yahoo! Insider site, Insider probably opened via a pop-up. Less annoying than AIM opening your browser.
After this cool discovery, I have plans to make Escargot host some sort of “Escargot Insider” where the Yahoo! Insider page would usually be, with news and updates relating to Escargot. But of course, I’ll have to get @valtron’s stance on that first.