[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: LYNX-DEV agent string

From: Jonathan Sergent
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV agent string
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 1997 02:21:05 -0500

In message <address@hidden>, Laura Eaves writes:
 ] Is there a reason that the agent string is not saved in .lynxrc?
 ] Since it is alterable via the options menu, why not also save it
 ] to .lynxrc.  This would preserve it between sessions and would
 ] also make it easier to edit.

I think the idea was to discourage people from unnecessarily
misrepresenting their browser.  I remember hearing that Netscape Corp.
had made some not-so-nice legal statements related to people making 
their browser say it was Mozilla.

I think the current behavoir is better.  Changing the user agent should
be a workaround at best.  People who write this code that thinks that
Lynx can't view this or that should be informed that it can.  You 
can change user-agent as a workaround, but leaving it permanently mis-
represented seems like quite a poor idea to me.

My $0.02,

; To UNSUBSCRIBE:  Send a mail message to address@hidden
;                  with "unsubscribe lynx-dev" (without the
;                  quotation marks) on a line by itself.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]