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Re: [Lynx-dev] "can't access startfile"

From: Eduardo Chappa
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] "can't access startfile"
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2006 08:06:30 -0800 (PST)

*** Thomas Dickey (address@hidden) wrote in the Lynx list on Oct 28,...:

:) > > > just because it can't find a page. This causes loss of session 
:) > > > data and wastes people's time and patience.
:) > > 
:) > > As the session is empty, I don't see how there can be any session 
:) > > data to lose!
:) >
:) > There's lots. Cookies, Lynx options that don't get saved to disk, 
:) > other web pages in cache, URL history -- all that data. Lynx quits, 
:) > it's all gone.
:) What session data is actually present if you cannot go to the _start_ 
:) page? As I understand your comment, none of that applies.

I believe that the main point in the original message is that an error 
like "page is not accesible, you made a mistake in your spelling", or so, 
should not cause Lynx to quit. It is perfectly reasonable to allow lynx to 
keep running and start with an empty page, or a page that displays an 
error message. Of course this is a matter of programming choice. The 
bottom line: writing the lynx command in the command line should cause 
lynx to start under most circumstances. The exception should not be this 


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