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Re: [Lynx-dev] JS blocker

From: Patrick
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] JS blocker
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2015 13:32:58 -0700

On Mon, 08 Jun 2015 20:24:19 +0100
David Woolley wrote:

> Looking at their T&Cs, I'd pay particular attention to the paragraph titled 
> "Storing Science Daily Materials".  Whilst the first part refers to RSS 
> feeds, the second part is more general, and I think you are storing material 
> and creating what, in copyright terms, would be classed as a database.

That's a bit of a stretch, since I have no trouble saving their
articles as text in Opera or Firefox, and every article features
a handy little `Print' button, which can just as easily result
in a PDF or PostScript file if you don't feel like wasting paper.

I also note that all ads are omitted from a PDF/PS `printout'.

But here's something weird; if send Lynx to the top-level
page first, *then* paste an article URL into its `G)o' command
in the same session, it will load properly.

The site is probably doing something with cookies, to decide
how to format pages sent to different browsers [or to the same
browser, depending whether JavaScript is enabled or not], but
with no previously loaded pages to set that cookie, it defaults
to something Lynx can't read.

I guess you could get around this by sending Lynx to the
top-level page, then opening Firefox, then pasting URLs into
Lynx's `G)o' command.

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