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Re: [Lynx-dev] Re: failed to visit google

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Re: failed to visit google
Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 17:54:55 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 7 May 2004, Larry W. Virden wrote:

> In my case, renaming my .mailcap did in fact result in lynx being able to
> get to the google home page.
> I'm not certain what I can do about that - seeing as the items in my
> .mailcap are generally added when installing new applications.

You could override it by specifying a different path in the lynx.cfg
for GLOBAL_EXTENSION_MAP.  That's a workaround.  Actually it doesn't make
sense (to me) that lynx should have to advertise that it accepts
everything in the file - in principle, one could do an


(but I suppose some servers wouldn't send the files unless it was
specific).  Since the problem isn't going away though, lynx needs
some friendlier configuration (than constructing a separate mime types

Thomas E. Dickey

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