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Re: [Lynx-dev] [A]lways [O]ptions

From: Stef Caunter
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] [A]lways [O]ptions
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 09:25:12 -0500 (EST)

Well put. However, while I agreed eventually with the ssl prompt warning, and I
am a strenuous defender of it now, I am not so sure about cookies. Making lynx
hang, and making a user interact on a decision they know nothing about the
first time they encounter lynx renders the decision meaningless and just makes
their initial experience unpleasant.

This is just a userdefs.h default for "out of the box" builds, and doesn't
affect user ability to knowledgeably self-manage.

Nevertheless, since warn is a default and if that does not change, can [A]lways
in LYCookie trigger an [O]ptions rewrite of .lynxrc from LYOptions?

On Thu, 13 Jan 2005, David Woolley wrote:

> > browsers I am not sure it is entirely necessary. Most users will tolerate 
> > the
> > back and forth of a cookie (if they even know about it) if they see better
> Commmercial browsers suppress cookie warnings by default to benefit
> commercial web page operators, not to benefit the users.  Although
> more privacy then security, it is typical of the unsafe defaulting
> of security on Windows.
> Cookie warnings are suppressed, because enabling them might make more
> users aware that they are being tracked by cookies.
> Anything that is security or privacy related should always default to
> warn.
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