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Re: LYNX-DEV saving a local file in lynx386 version

From: Lloyd Wood
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV saving a local file in lynx386 version
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 1997 21:44:28 +0000 (GMT)

On Fri, 5 Dec 1997, David Combs wrote:

> (also re FTP problem in today lynx-dev)
> When you say print, you don't always know what
> the url is, eg it might be "ftp://...";.
> Maybe some more "intelligence" -- 
> a) lynx could ASK "what mode?" when it sees
>   FTP://...


*Always* binary.

Let the users get an exact copy of what the server was giving out, and
let them take it from there; it's not worth risking corruption.
It's an 8-bit world out there.

IMO, Lynx's Print is an awkward method that needs renaming to a Save. 
Once a file is saved locally, lynx can access it for printing and
*then* figure out if on-the-fly translation is needed or not, but
such a translation shouldn't be made permanently to a file.

Having 'Save to a local file' under Print is somehow backwards. I've
always expected it to be the other way around.



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