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Re: lynx-dev lynx2.8.5dev.16

From: Thomas E. Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev lynx2.8.5dev.16
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2003 06:24:29 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 2 Jun 2003, Henry Nelson wrote:

> > > > + modify LYdownload_options(), adding a link to view the temporary file 
> > > > if the
> > > >   downloaded file is text or html -TD
> > >
> > > Hmmm.  Somewhat of a duplication (except for the file type check) of what
> > > could be done in the distribution lynx.cfg as a DOWNLOADER.  The more
> >
> > no - it can't.  This change lets me preview a download and not have to
> > download the file more than one.
> ?  If we are talking about 'd'ownloading a file, i.e., hitting the 'd'
> key on a link, at least on any Lynx I've used the file is there on disk.
> Lynx seems to store the files in the temp directory until you quit Lynx.

yes, I know that (but sifting through the temp-directory isn't a good
recommendation as a user-interface ;-)

> I've got 9 options for viewing downloaded files, including one which is a
> shell script offering 3 more options.  I can view the file with any of the
> options, return to the option menu, and chose to view the file with any of
> the other options without downloading the file again.  This process can be

...although you couldn't (before this patch) have visited the info-page
to double-check the url.

> repeated any number of times.  For example I have three different ways of
> pre-processing tables and then passing the results to Lynx.  If I don't
> like the rendering, I try another.
> The reason I made the comment, though, was simply my preference for a
> viewer which automatically detects binary files as my second option.  Now
> it's third; no big deal.
> __Henry
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