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Re: lynx-dev Loading images from "post" pages

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Loading images from "post" pages
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 21:36:58 +0100 (BST)

[ wrapping fixed ]
> If this is correct, I wonder, what to do if a page is generated by a
* "post" method, i.e. it cannot be reloaded correctly, or, if reloaded it
* will contain different info/pictures. How lynx is supposed to handle this?

The page display will look like separate downloads of the HTML and the image
to the web site.  The only difference in the case you cite would be that
there would be a longer delay between the HTML delivery and the image
fetches, but the same would happen in a GUI browser with images off, if
the user individually requested and image.  If it breaks for Lynx, they
are using an excessively short lifetime for the temporary image files on
the server, and they will probably break for GUI users in internet cafes
in poorer countries, who cannot fetch the page contents fast enough.

If the result of the POST is an image resource (unlikely on the real
internet), Lynx will download a copy, then hand the copy to the viewer,
I hope.

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