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Re: download preview page (was Re: [Lynx-dev] SVG over the summer)

From: Henry Nelson
Subject: Re: download preview page (was Re: [Lynx-dev] SVG over the summer)
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 10:41:48 +0900
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 05:40:31AM +0000, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> Speaking of the (D)ownload option - what I really miss is a way to
> (pre)view the content from the download page IGNORING the MIME type,

I don't know if this helps, but I have a custom DOWNLOAD option to view
the file in "most".  That way, any file, even if binary, can be previewed
as plain text.  AFTER fetching the file by pressing "d", the MIME type
is essentially ignored with this option.  It is BEFORE Lynx has to decide
whether to render the file or download it that sometimes I want Lynx to
ignore the MIME type.

[The raw file is there on disk in its entirety; you can do anything
 you want with it.  That's why I don't understand the big deal about
 SVG files.  Just define an SVG-to-TEXT converter as one of the
 DOWNLOAD options.  Seems so utterly simple to me.  There was a day
 when THAT was what Lynx was all about.]


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