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Re: LYNX-DEV suggestion for post lynx 2.7 development

From: Subir Grewal
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV suggestion for post lynx 2.7 development
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 1997 22:24:08 -0800 (PST)

On Tue, 28 Jan 1997, William Denton wrote:

:What if Novice users had things managed for them?  In the GET/POST
:case, chances are they don't know what's what and just want the thing
:to work, and chances are, switching to GET will make it work.  I think
:something similar could be worked out for cookies and other
:situations.  Novice users could go along merrily, and move up after
:finding out what they're missing, or find out after moving up.

One of the hopes is that with the steady rise in the number of HTTP 1.1
servers this problem will resolve itself as servers begin to return 303,
i.e. "See other".  Meanwhile Lynx does the right thing and gives its users
the ability to make an informed choice if they wish to.  If it didn't do
the right thing, my guess is that novice users would remain novices and
we'd see a proliferation of similar conveniences, conveniences might just
kill the web and its larger promise as a world-wide, platform independent
publishing medium.

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