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Re: lynx-dev REFRESH question

From: David Combs
Subject: Re: lynx-dev REFRESH question
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 01:21:47 -0700

Someone, please explain just what this REFRESH stuff is
all about, what they're talking about.

I thought I was doing a "refresh" of the screen via a ^L,
and of the link via ^R.

But THIS "refresh" is something different, evidently.

(I but there are others here as ignorant of this stuff
as I am!)



On Sun, Oct 03, 1999 at 03:20:31PM -0200, Frederic L . W . Meunier wrote:
> 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
> ctrl+R.
> 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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