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Re: [Lynx-dev] The forgotten address

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] The forgotten address
Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2023 15:04:33 +0100
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On 15/04/2023 12:58, Riku Virtanen wrote:
In my previous mail, I forgot to put the address:

At least as served to Firefox, it seems to be an extreme Ajax page, i.e. there doesn't seem to be any fixed renderable content, but rather it is a javascript application which reads a number of data files and constructs a page on the fly, in the browser. That is not something that Lynx can get even close to handling.

Many sites do that nowadays, but some do provide an alternative version, primarily for web crawlers, but also, possibly, for text mode browsers.

Make sure you are not claiming to be a standard graphical browser, in your user agent setting, as, if they think you are a mainstream browser, that is probably all you will get.

The chances are that the basic structure was created by a tool, either a publicly available one, or an internal one used by the consultancy who created the page.

You would need to do a source download in Lynx to see if Lynx is also getting the Ajax page.

Pages where you get lots of grey boxes, on graphical browsers, which then populate with text are generally Ajax pages. This page has too few elements for that behaviour to be particularly obvious.

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