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lynx-dev Re: Lynx offline

From: Philip Webb
Subject: lynx-dev Re: Lynx offline
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 19:08:12 -0400
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21016 Paul Taylor wrote:
> I hope you don't mind my sending you an email.

not at all, but the place for all such queries is lynx-dev,
to which i am forwarding this as a cc.

> I found your Beginner's guide to Lynx very useful.

thanx: i wrote it after replying to many simple queries on lynx-dev.

> As a web designer I'm trying to use Lynx to check the pages I'm designing
> for a National Health Service site here in the UK.
> The site needs to be fully accessible,
> and I thought a text browser like Lynx might assist me.

very much one of the purposes for which Lynx has been developed.

> I have changed the StartFile in  lynx.cfg , so that the browser starts
> at a page on my PC, which is running Windows 2000 and IIS5.
> I have defined it to search for a page on IIS5 thus:
>  http://paul1/lynx.htm , where  paul1  is the name of my PC,
> & hence the local server address &  lynx.htm  a test page for Lynx to find.

we need to know the actual full path: when i try the URL you give,
Opera 6.02 defaults to  &  tells me it can't find  lynx.htm .

> This works perfectly, if I'm already connected to the Internet.
> However, if I'm offline, this will not work: IIS is working,
> as all other browsers (IE6 NN4.7 NN7 Opera6) are able to find the page.
> there must be something else in the  lynx.cfg  that I need to amend,
> as well as the startfile.  can you tell me what it is, please?
> Paul Taylor : address@hidden :

to find a local file, surely you have to use  file://pathname .
it puzzles me that Opera & NN know where to find it.  ordinarily,
i don't use IE or Windows, so i don't know if that might affect it.
might it not be better to make your bookmark file the startfile
& then bookmark both the  http  &  file  versions of the URL?

anyone else at lynx-dev have a suggestion?  TD?

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