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Re: lynx-dev changed default for PERSISTENT_COOKIES

From: Henry Nelson
Subject: Re: lynx-dev changed default for PERSISTENT_COOKIES
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 14:56:42 +0900 (JST)

>   * People often type their email or postal address into forms, when
>     registering at a site or requesting information.
> in order to know why, in *my* best judgement, PERSISTENT_COOKIES:TRUE should
> not be the default; no matter what other browsers do, or what people
> (*informed* people, at least to the degree that they know about cookies)
> expect.  (The folks most likely to get burned are also the least likely
> to complain to lynx-dev.  They just don't know what's going on.)

A single Lynx binary often is available to MANY careless or unwitting users.
These users can create a huge influx of spam mail that can clog up a system.


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