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Re: [Lynx-dev] 403 Forbidden?

From: Karen Lewellen
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] 403 Forbidden?
Date: Thu, 7 May 2015 19:16:13 -0400 (EDT)

That page, much like it seems the fox news site is apparently worried about the user agent header.
I just tried your link and indeed got the 403 forbidden error.
however when I chose the options menu in lynx, and unchecked the send user agent header, the page loads perfectly. It can be a tad of a dance, but this setting does not remain changed by default.
Amazon used to dot he same thing.
I frankly wish Lynx had better press. More technical people know about it, and yet the user agent header can present this problem. I cannot remember what site still did not work after the change, but making it can open more doors.
Hope that is helpful,

On Thu, 7 May 2015, Hart Larry wrote:

    Almost as frustrating as a lack of javascript support, are pages such as
    European site of Politico. If I try-and-visit
    I receive a 403 forbidden error, says something about nginx. An only
    other way
    of reading this in Lynx, grab the page with wget-and-rename to an
    extention of
    .html. But then I cannot click on any urls as at the bottom of the page,
    "more file" instead of an url. elinks does work with In
    addition, I
    really wanted a simpler printer version of individual stories, but seems
    to be
    hidden in javascript. Thanks in advance if some1 can please examine.

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