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Re: lynx-dev Handling non html links

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Handling non html links
Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2002 06:08:35 -0400 (EDT)

> Hi,
> I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this question, but I'll ask it 
> anyway...
> I have been using Lynx to test how our site appears in a pure text browser. 
> One thing that is causing me a problem though is links to PDFs, Word docs
> etc.  Unlike "real" browsers, Lynx doesn't seem to respond to these files by
> offering to download them.  Instead it gives a 404 error.  Is this a bug in
> Lynx or am I doing something wrong (either with the serving of these files or
> with using Lynx)?

I occasionally download pdf files with lynx, and don't recall problems with
that.  Do you have a test url in mind?

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden> <address@hidden>

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