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Re: lynx-dev Cookies and command line operation

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Cookies and command line operation
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 20:21:40 -0500 (CDT)

On Wed, 20 Oct 1999, Kim DeVaughn wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 20, 1999, Patrick Payne (address@hidden) said:
> |
> | Version: Lynx Version 2.8.1rel.2 (1998)

> I *think* (IIRC) that in 2.8.1rel.2, the PERSISTENT_COOKIES option in
> the lynx.cfg file was defaulted to FALSE.  You need to set that to
> TRUE (and you might also look over the other cookie related entries
> in lynx.cfg to be sure they are alright).

Well, I seem to recall that the *configure* setting for persistent
cookies at some point changed to enabled, and that it was suggested at
that point that the run-time default should change to FALSE, whereas
before it was TRUE for some time.  My memory may be faulty, but that's
what I still think *should* happen.  PERSISTENT_COOKIES should not be
enabled by default.

> Also, cookie handling has been much improved since the 2.8.1 release,
> and you should upgrade to at least 2.8.2rel.1 (2.8.3 will be released
> fairly soon, so you might want to try one of the development versions,
> such as the current 2.8.3dev.12, which is pretty stable).  BTW, in
> 2.8.2rel.1 and beyond, PERSISTENT_COOKIES is defaulted to TRUE.

It shouldn't be.  Not if compiling in persistent cookie support is
the default.

> since
> the cookie code became much more stable in the later versions.

A specific positive decision should be required before lynx starts
keeping track of cookies.  It shouldn't happen without the user
(or at least the person making the installation decisions) being


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