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Re: [Lynx-dev] passwords & cookies

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] passwords & cookies
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 08:40:55 -0400
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On Fri, Apr 22, 2005 at 07:03:50AM -0400, Philip Webb wrote:
> one of my daily reads is the Toronto Star,
> which introduced a free login system last year.
> when i read it with Firefox, having long ago entered my username & password
> & allowed its cookies, it comes up w/o hindrance every time.
> when i go to use Lynx to grab an article to e-mail to someone,
> having restarted Lynx at the beginning of my day's Linux session,
> i have to re-enter my username & password & reply 'a' to  3  cookies.
> i have 'persistent cookies' set in my Lynx config file.
> am i missing something or doesn't Lynx do what Firefox does ?

But there are also session cookies - perhaps Firefox is set to accept
all cookies and lynx is not.  (I don't recall the details, but lynx
can be set to accept all valid cookies - it's only the malformed ones
that it insists on prompting).

Thomas E. Dickey

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