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Re: lynx-dev Handling non html links

From: Thomas E. Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Handling non html links
Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2002 07:24:32 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 1 Aug 2002, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:

> At 06:08a -0400 08/01/2002, Thomas Dickey didst inscribe upon an
> electronic papyrus:
> >  > 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?
> My money's on spaces in a filename, and an unencoded reference.

that was why I asked, so we can focus on something specific.

>   who just got the first spam addressed his lynx-dev email address
>   (looks like someone's harvesting from this list)

I hadn't noticed that one (but I tend to delete it w/o reading closely,
other than noting the permutations of the Nigerian con scheme).

T.E.Dickey <address@hidden>

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