lynx, frames and javascripts

Lloyd Rasmussen lras at
Mon Mar 1 16:09:11 UTC 2004

Lynx will show you the "noframes" message.  This is often put in web pages 
by default, and it is not necessarily true.  Practice on the frames in 
those pages, or go to other sites which use frames, and learn how Lynx 
displays them.  It's sometimes not as convenient as in IE, but each frame 
comes up in its own separate Lynx page, and sometimes that's exactly what 
you need.  If those messages are bugging you and the site works otherwise, 
you could change Lynx's user-agent string so that the server thinks you are 
running Mozilla or something.

At 02:02 PM 3/1/2004 +0200, you wrote:
>Hi, I'm a software engineer working from home on a linux project for a
>I have Linux mandrake 9.2 installed on my computer and the lynx version is
>2.8.5dev.12. During my work, I need to connect to the company's microsoft
>exchange server for email contacts.
>When I tried to do this through lynx, I gor some message from the exchange
>server saying that in order to connect I need a browser supporting frames
>and javascript. Is it at all possible to do it from the textual Linux or a
>gui-based Linux is a must? If possible, what do you suggest?
>I'll appreciate any idea. Thanks in advance, Rafi.
>Blinux-list mailing list
>Blinux-list at

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