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Re: lynx-dev REFRESH question

From: Frederic L . W . Meunier
Subject: Re: lynx-dev REFRESH question
Date: Sun, 3 Oct 1999 15:20:31 -0200
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Yes, I know that REFRESH works, but it just doesn't work like I expect
sometimes. It's OK when it's just to redirect you to a page, but there
are other situations. Sometimes I sit on a site to, eh, view a soccer
live (the results in direct), and the REFRESH is 2 minutes. Since it
doesn't automatically reload the page, I have to ctrl+R it a lot of
times. It would be very nice to have it as an option (better if
configurable without the need to restart Lynx), but i can live with

On Sun, Oct 03, 1999 at 12:43:24AM -0700, address@hidden wrote:
> On Sat, 2 Oct 1999, Doug Kaufman wrote:
> >On Sun, 3 Oct 1999, Frederic L . W . Meunier wrote:
> >
> >> Hmm, I have a stupid question. It's impossible to use REFRESH with
> >> Lynx? Actually I see REFRESH(X sec): etc. Sorry, I don't know how it
> >> works, but it's very useful sometimes to redirect you to a page or
> >> just reload one. A friend said that it's easy to implement.
> >
> >Lynx works with REFRESH just fine. All you have to do is activate the
> >link. It is intentional that it doesn't automatically go to the new
> >URL. You can take as much time as you like to view the current page
> >before going to the new URL.
> I'm not trying to be nitpicky but I will..
> Is it really "intentional"?  I had thought that it was because this was
> a Netscape-ism that wasn't a "real" HTML thing.
> Well, even if that is the case, would it be easily possible to add 
> the refresh mechanism optionally?  I sure as heck would rather have it
> automatically happen..  (I hope this would also work with my Wells Fargo
> account which doesn't _show_ a URL, I have to type control-R when it
> shows the 'verifying password' screen.)

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