Lynx and lynx and cookies.

Tom Masterson kd7cyu at
Thu Mar 20 14:06:07 UTC 2008

I see the cookie errors on many pages.  Those don't particularily bother 
me as all you need to do is press y and continue.  Somewhat annoying but 
less so than taking the time to get firefox 3 built and installed and/or 
switching to windows to get something I can use.  Is there a good 
accessible gui browser that works with most pages?


On Thu, 20 Mar 2008, Tony Baechler wrote:

> Karen Lewellen wrote:
>> If you are having a problem with amazon and lynx, please do the following.
>> call here:
>> 1-800-201-7575
>> This is amazon's toll free number.
>> I have already spoken with tech support, and they realize the problem, but 
>> need to know that others are encountering it, and most importantly that a 
>> few months back systems worked fine.
> Hi,
> I'm referring here to Lynx the cat.  I must say that I've had problems with 
> for a lot longer than a few months.  I don't remember how 
> long but I would say a year.  Specifically, the editorial reviews don't work. 
> When that happened, I just gave up on the regular Amazon site with Lynx.  Now 
> I use a graphical browser and I suggest that others do the same.  I still use 
> Lynx for 90% of my browsing needs but the fact is that Amazon and many other 
> sites will continue to break on text browsers.  Another site that has this 
> problem is  I end up in an endless refresh loop with Lynx. 
> Specifically, I'm told to refresh the page because I'm seeing a message that 
> my browser isn't supported but that just reloads the same page with the same 
> refresh.  I'm not sure if it's because of Javascript or not but I'm thinking 
> not.  In the past few days, Google changed their cookie they issue for 
> searches and I get an error about it every time I use the Linux search with 
> Lynx.  That never used to happen.  Even was giving me problems with 
> Lynx off and on but that seems to be fixed for the moment.  Going back to the 
> editorial reviews on Amazon Access, I just get a blank page when I try to 
> read them.  Other parts of the access site work fine.  Honestly, it isn't 
> worth me calling their phone number when I can use Firefox under Windows as 
> I've been doing.  In the case of SourceForge, I just use rsync which works 
> faster anyway.  In the case of PayPal, and other shopping sites, I 
> use Firefox.  For those of you not running Windows, I don't know what to 
> suggest except maybe edbrowse which claims to have full Javascript support.
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