Lynx and amazon.com...was lynx and cookies.
kd7cyu at yahoo.com
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:
>> 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.
> I'm referring here to Lynx the cat. I must say that I've had problems with
> amazon.com/access 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 newegg.com. 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
> 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 sf.net 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, newegg.com and other shopping sites, I
> use Firefox. For those of you not running Windows, I don't know what to
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