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Re: [Lynx-dev] BUG Report

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] BUG Report
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 18:49:20 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 12 Oct 2011, address@hidden wrote:


My preferred browser is Opera 11.x!  Typing "sweep audio generator freeware"
in it's Google toolbar picked up:
"Audio Tools - from David Taylor, Edinburgh"

Clicking this Hotlink, I found David's "Audio Tools" page.
I scrolled down to the "Download SweepGen V3.5.4" Hotlink
and a simple click, pulled it onto my PC's HD.

Trying the above sequence w/Lynx, it hiccuped on Googles Hotlink:
                                                            406 Not Acceptable

The server is checking the user-agent. Changing it to Mozilla for instance gets a page. (These come up occasionally, and are not
a technical problem, but a lapse of ettiquete).

Suspect David Taylor's Web site server doesn't accept the User Agent text
that Lynx normally sends.  Can anyone reproduced this problem with Lynx?

I did, to check your report.

If so, are there any suggestion's on how to alter the normal Lynx User Agent
text to bypass this issue?

You can set it in the options menu. I added the "Send User-Agent Header" checkbox a while back to address this (doesn't affect the stored copy of the user agent). Some people on the list made comments to the effect that it's worse than the problem with the server -ymmv

Thomas E. Dickey

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