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Re: [Lynx-dev] LYNX: how to make lynx FORGET file WAS protected (no long
Re: [Lynx-dev] LYNX: how to make lynx FORGET file WAS protected (no longer!)?
Fri, 19 Dec 2008 08:07:57 +0000
Thunderbird 22.214.171.124 (X11/20080914)
David Combs wrote:
Trying to download something.
Lynx correctly complains that it cannot -- permissions wrong.
So I ^z and fg into kermit and set the permmissions a+r.
Then I fg back into lynx, and try it again.
Same complaint. (It's the OLD complaint -- it
remembered it DID have wrong permissions.)
This could be a server side problem. Many servers have "friendly" error
pages. Quite a lot of these are mis-implemented and return a 200 status
page, rather than a 403 status one. It's quite possible that a
subsequent refresh may refresh the friendly page, or even do a
successful if-modified-since on the original page.
Kermit should not be caching 403 responses, but it should be caching a
Note some servers even reply with a client side redirect to their
friendly pages. In fact, it is such client side redirects that usually
end in 200 status 403 responses!
Reloading the page will cancel the effect of any client side redirect
and will mean that if-modified-since requests can't be used.
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.