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Re: lynx-dev SOURCE_CACHE "problem" - proposal of SOURCE_CACHE_FOR_INCOM

From: Vlad Harchev
Subject: Re: lynx-dev SOURCE_CACHE "problem" - proposal of SOURCE_CACHE_FOR_INCOMPLETE
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 18:13:29 +0500 (SAMST)

On Thu, 6 Apr 2000, Vlad Harchev wrote:

>  I researched strange behaviour of SOURCE_CACHE. It turned out that I just
> interupted downloading every time I was testing (to save time), and lynx
> starting from some verion younger than dev14 doesn't cache documents 
> downloading of which was interupted (CacheThru_abort is responsible for 
> this). 
>  From logical POV, new behaviour is more correct than previous for most users.
>  But I think it would be useful to add a lynx.cfg setting like 
>  SOURCE_CACHE_FOR_INCOMPLETE or something like this - otherwise the change
>  of behaviour can be considered as "loss of control" (even if user interrupted
>  downloading file, they deserved the right to see the source of _that_
>  document, not new copy that will be fetched - and to get new behaviour with
>  old behaviour user just has to do ^R).
>  Currently lynx don't cache incomplete document independant of the
> "cache-control" and "expires" headers.
>  Lenonid - did you also interrupt downloading while testing pre1? :)
>  Best regards,
>   -Vlad

 Could anybody comment on this?
 May be it would be better to restore the old behaviour unconditionally? 

 Best regards,

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