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Re: [Lynx-dev] How to retail URL links as hypertext?

From: Mark Skilbeck
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] How to retail URL links as hypertext?
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 09:06:14 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Hi, Kaushik.

Browsing the man page for lynx, you'll find the "-base" option:

    -base  prepend a request URL comment and BASE tag to text/html
           outputs for -source dumps.

So, if a site,, is using relative document locations, you
will invoke lynx thusly:

    lynx -dump -base=    

I can't tell you how well it works: does it prepend the base for URLs
that already have a "base"? These are things you'll find out for

Admittedly, this functionality may be better suited as native to the
-dump invokation. Perhaps it's time for some lynx hacking?


On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 02:19:10PM +0000, Adya, Kaushik wrote:
> When we execute the lynx -dump command the generated text file, the reference 
> section generated for the anchor link in the document has the links as if 
> they were local files and not html files. E.g link for anchor is 
> file://localhost/opt/apps/pims/docroot/generatedDocs_acpt/nsf12568.htm#toc<file:///\\localhost\opt\apps\pims\docroot\generatedDocs_acpt\nsf12568.htm#toc>
>  instead of being which is where the 
> actual document is present.
> Is there a way to pass parameters to this so that the link is maintained as 
> an hyperlink?
> Thank you,
> Kaushik

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