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Re: [Lynx-dev] Viewing Dave's Trailer page with Lynx 2.8.7dev.5: error

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Viewing Dave's Trailer page with Lynx 2.8.7dev.5: error
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 08:06:49 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 16 Apr 2009, Patrick Vervoorn wrote:


My apologies for sending this 'out of the blue', since I did not subscribe to the lynx-dev list.

However, I'm seeing a problem which is rather Lynx-specific, since viewing the same URL, on the same machine, but using Lynx, works rather ok.

The full story is in the email below which I sent to Dave, but since w3m works fine, I'm not sure it's a problem with the site...

The site is checking the user-agent string (which you can modify in the options menu). There was a report (perhaps the same one) a few months ago.



---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 17:01:51 +0200 (CEST)
From: Patrick Vervoorn <address@hidden>
To: address@hidden
Subject: Viewing Trailer page with Lynx: error

Hi there,

When I try to view your site after the latest move with Lynx, I invariably get the following error-message:

(This is when viewing both the main site at: but also happens when I try to view one of the sub-pages directly, like:

                                Not Acceptable

  An appropriate representation of the requested resource / could not be
  found on this server.

  Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use
  an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

When using something like w3m, it is displayed. Using a graphical browser like Firefox also works fine.

Is there anything you can do from your side to be able to view your Trailer page using Lynx?

Best regards,


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