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Re: lynx-dev Q: lynx shopping?

From: Matt Ackeret
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Q: lynx shopping?
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 16:52:31 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 11 Mar 2002, Doug Kaufman wrote:
>This should only be a problem at a broken site or one which really
>intends to exclude lynx users.

Unfortunately most commercial sites (at least the ones that I use) are
"broken" in this way.

An example I can think of is  They only support IE (and
MAYBE Netscape)..  But anyway, to use them with Lynx, I have to fake Mozilla.
(I also have to manually refresh on the "looking up acct info" page)

I actually made a "support lynx, test for actual capabilities" support email
a long time ago, but it apparently went nowhere ("we'll look at it for the

Faking mozilla lets me use it *NOW*.

Again, I'm all for the "purity" aspect of not faking it, but again, when we
get out of dreamland and enter reality, unfortunately these kinds of
skanky hacks/compromises have to be made.

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