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Re: [Lynx-dev] BUG Report

From: pfourier
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] BUG Report
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 20:14:41 -0500 (CDT)

Still on the error page that Mr. Taylor's Web site server sends!

Doesn't the (!) indicate that "Send User-Agent header" is a constant?
What gets Changed to Mozilla and with what?

                                                         Options Menu (p2 of 2)
  Preferred document character set : _________________________________
  Preferred document language      : en_______________________________
  Send User-Agent header (!)       : [X]
  User-Agent header (!)            : Lynx/2.8.7rel.1 libwww-FM/2.14FM SSL-MM/1.

On Wed, 12 Oct 2011, address@hidden wrote:
My preferred browser is Opera 11.x!  Typing "sweep audio generator freeware"
in it's Google toolbar picked up:
"Audio Tools - from David Taylor, Edinburgh"
Clicking this Hotlink, I found David's "Audio Tools" page.
I scrolled down to the "Download SweepGen V3.5.4" Hotlink
and a simple click, pulled it onto my PC's HD.
Trying the above sequence w/Lynx, it hiccuped on Googles Hotlink:
                                                            406 Not Acceptable
The server is checking the user-agent.  Changing it to Mozilla for instance 
gets a page.
 (These come up occasionally, and are not a technical problem, but a lapse of 
Suspect David Taylor's Web site server doesn't accept the User Agent text
that Lynx normally sends.  Can anyone reproduced this problem with Lynx?
I did, to check your report.
If so, are there any suggestion's on how to alter the normal Lynx User Agent
text to bypass this issue?
You can set it in the options menu.  I added the "Send User-Agent Header" 
checkbox a while back to address this
 (doesn't affect the stored copy of the user agent).  Some people on the list 
made comments to the effect that it's 
worse than the problem with the server -ymmv
Thomas E. Dickey

: Outbound message clean.
Tested on: 10/12/2011 6:14:42 PM

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