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Re: lynx-dev Lynx uses wrong protocol

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Lynx uses wrong protocol
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 05:39:57 -0400
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On Mon, Apr 15, 2002 at 10:16:06PM +0100, David Woolley wrote:
> >    When I hit "g" and tell lynx to go to "" (Yahoo's new
> There is no standard that specifies how URLs should be respresented in
> user interfaces, and as this is not a valid URL, except as a relative
> one *within* a site, the browser is free to take the most sensible 
> action.  Interpreting things starting with ftp. as ftp://ftp. and things
> that start news. as nntp URLs seems a perfectly sensible approach and
> not a bug.

it probably wouldn't hurt to make the rules configurable (I suppose someone
will followup and point that that it's already doable, e.g., with cernrules).

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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