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RE: lynx-dev

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: RE: lynx-dev
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 11:01:33 -0400 (EDT)

On Sun, 24 Aug 2003, Kiffin Gish wrote:

> No, I do not think you understand. Please allow me to explain myself
> better and elaborate some more.
> I was inspired by the DJ Delorie version of the Lynx Viewer at:
> I downloaded the latest version of Lynx, installed it on my site, and
> compiled everything to create the executable. I coded by own version of
> the lynxview.cgi script at:
> The idea being to inspire potential customers how important it is to
> design your web site with this in mind (hoping in the end that they hire
> me as a professional consultant, of course).
> What I do is via a CGI-script I run lynx to generate a dump file:
>   ./lynx -cfg=./lynx.cfg -force_html -dump 'url' >results.txt
> And then I show the results by presenting the contents of this results
> file. Just try it to see better what I mean. Everything is enclosed
> within <pre>-tags to make it readable.

The "-source" option (rather than "-dump") extracts the html content of
the page - that would leave hyperlinks intact.  But that isn't what you
want.  You can suppress the references by adjusting the lynx.cfg, but
for making a formatted output with active links, you'll have to modify

T.E.Dickey <address@hidden>

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