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

From: Vlad Harchev
Subject: Re: lynx-dev SOURCE_CACHE "problem" - proposal of SOURCE_CACHE_FOR_INCOMPLETE
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2000 13:04:05 +0500 (SAMST)

On Sat, 8 Apr 2000, Klaus Weide wrote:

> On Sat, 8 Apr 2000, Leonid Pauzner wrote:
> > What would be nice is to add a user prompt
> > when s/he try switching to source made when the data transfer
> > happen to be interrupted on the previous stage.
> > 
> > Something like:
> > "the document was received incomplete,
> > would you like to reload it from the network? (y/n)"
> > 
> > Hope Klaus will agree with it.
> If you want to issue the prompt at the point when the new request
> would be issued, like your text implies - this would require keeping
> more state, at least a 'was_aborted' flag that is kept together with
> the cache entry.  Also you can't offer the choice to revert to a
> previous version of the cache entry at that point, unless you keep
> _two_ copies around.
> If you want to issue a prompt (with a different wording) at the point
> where the interruption occurs - that would be too intrusive.

  Yes, implementing proper support for this prompt requires some headache
that doesn't worth it.
> Either way, I don't think this is worth the trouble.  I don't mind
> a way to choose in lynx.cfg.  But I'm not planning to make the change
> anyway, Vlad seems to be much more interested and he knows where to
> do it.

  So, I will try to add new toplevel lynx.cfg option.

>    Klaus

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