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Re: [Lynx-dev] should lynx allow display of images without suffix? (only

From: Rado S
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] should lynx allow display of images without suffix? (only if typed correctly)
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 18:37:34 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.15cvs (2007-04-12)

=- PBM . wrote on Mon 11.Jun'07 at 16:56:45 +0200 -=

> What is standard?

You gave the answer yourself:

> Currently in lynx, it is implemented through mime types, and mime
> types are often broken from servers via head request.

So it's not lynx broken but the servers.

> So there need be a way where links inside <img /> would be
> downloaded and viewed with XLOAD_IMAGE without look at mime types
> but that have various implications.

But ... you don't know what viewer to call because you don't know
the content-type: not all viewers know all types.

As a "catch-all" solution you could make your own handler which
accepts all types, saves in tmp-file, "file tmp-file" and then act
based on the result. Ugly, but works.

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