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Re: lynx-dev changed default for PERSISTENT_COOKIES

From: David Combs
Subject: Re: lynx-dev changed default for PERSISTENT_COOKIES
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 15:45:35 -0800

On Mon, Dec 06, 1999 at 03:57:07PM -0600, Klaus Weide wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Dec 1999, T.E.Dickey wrote:
> > > I don't have an opinion one way or the other on this one, but I sure 
> > > would like to see the persistent cookies default go back to the old 
> > > one... 
> > 
> > we don't seem to have a strong agreement either way - KW is on one extreme,
> > and seems to be convincing LP.
> I also count Henry imn my camp... (Henry please speak up if I
> misunderstood).
> I repeat my main reason: *Someone* should have to make a concious decision
> *for* persistent cookies, before Lynx starts keeping track of them.
> Be it the installer at compile time (which was the case before
> --disable-persistent-cookies became default), or the user or sysadmin
> (in lynx.cfg, now).
>    Klaus

Along with that decision to make, the user should also see
or have a link to lynx-doc on just what trouble he might
be getting himself into -- if any.

There's so much blabber out there about the danger
of cookies, that some well-thought-out doc on this subject
should be avail -- both short doc written by someone here,
as well as, maybe, links to other sites that discuss this.


That is, the first time in any lynx run that the user
tries to turn this on (even in advanced mode), something
should come up that asks "do you want to know what the
possible dangers are of doing this?", and if he answered
y, then he'd see the page.

That page should also say that the NEXT time (this run)
this question won't come up -- but that there IS a
link on the "?" page.


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