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Re: [Lynx-dev] can't see any subdirectory of http://www.washingtonpost.c

From: Stefan Caunter
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] can't see any subdirectory of
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:12:54 -0500

On Sun, Jan 21, 2018 at 3:58 PM, Jude DaShiell <address@hidden> wrote:
> That problem got solved, the .lynxrc file in my $HOME directory needed to
> have ownership changed from root to the user account.  Once that happened
> lynx once the o option had been hit behaved normally. On Sun, 21 Jan 2018,
> address@hidden wrote:
>> Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2018 13:55:54
>> From: address@hidden
>> To: address@hidden
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] can't see any subdirectory of
>>         Quoth Stefan Caunter, 'It looks like a simple User-Agent
>> redirection they have implemented'
>>         Yes.  Mine's been 'Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1;
>> rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6 lynx' for years out of deference
>> to many clients; I kept lynx because lynx warns about it.  Fortunately
>> l_y_n_x satisfies both criteria.  Odd that 'Washington Post' started
>> caring.
>>         They've picked on lynx specifically, not other similar
>> browsers: who'd have thought we mattered enough?

you would think as the original online publication they'd not do that
to the lynx browser...

i've probably been glancing at wapo using lynx for the past 20 years,
but the world is increasingly unwilling to send any bits that are
unaccompanied by advertising


Stefan Caunter

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