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Re: [Lynx-dev] Re: passwords & cookies

From: Philip Webb
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Re: passwords & cookies
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 10:55:02 -0400
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050422 Morten Bo Johansen wrote:
> Philip Webb <address@hidden> wrote:
>> one of my daily reads is the Toronto Star,
>> which introduced a free login system last year.
>> when i read it with Firefox, having long ago entered my username & password
>> & allowed its cookies, it comes up w/o hindrance every time.
>> when i go to use Lynx to grab an article to e-mail to someone,
>> having restarted Lynx at the beginning of my day's Linux session,
>> i have to re-enter my username & password & reply 'a' to  3  cookies.
>> i have 'persistent cookies' set in my Lynx config file.
>> am i missing something or doesn't Lynx do what Firefox does ?
> I just subscribed to the Toronto Star, and it works fine for me. 
> I suspect that you have not set COOKIE_FILE:
>    .h2 COOKIE_FILE
>    # COOKIE_FILE is the default file from which persistent cookies are read
>    # at startup (if the file exists), if Lynx was compiled with
>    # USE_PERSISTENT_COOKIES and the PERSISTENT_COOKIES option is enabled.
>    # The cookie file can also be specified in .lynxrc or on the command line.
>    # COOKIE_FILE:~/.lynx_cookies

i do have the cookie file uncommented in  lynx.cfg ,
but i had not updated the little script i use when compiling a new Lynx
& on inspecting it see that it uses  --disable-persistent-cookies .
so i'll recompile Lynx & see what happens.

thanx to everyone for the prompt responses.

BTW there's a way to tell Lynx not to accept cookies at all,
but can you tell it positively always to accept from a particular site ?
i don't want simply to accept all cookies from everywhere,
but i am willing to accept all cookies from the Toronto Star site(s).
Firefox does this & allows inspection & editing of the list of sites:
is this something else i'm overlooking in Lynx or is it not there ?

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