About Lynx Ver. 2.1.1
Version 2.1.1 is a maintence release of version 2.1.
2.1.1 fixes problems encountered when printing and
while viewing the history list.
Version 2.1.1 is not a current version and should
not be used. The most current version of Lynx can
be obtained from ftp2.cc.ukans.edu in the
Source Code Changes and Depricated Features
Version 2.1 represents a major restructuring of the Lynx source
code. As a result of the rewrite Lynx no longer reads the
Lynx Internal Document Format. All of the functionality of
the old format is contained within
so it is simply neccessary to convert any old Lynx Internal Format Documents
to HTML. The only exception to this is that execution links
no longer work. Execution links will be added to Lynx
version 2.2 sometime in January.
New Features in version 2.1
- User Modes: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.
- The user mode may be set in the
options screen and saved in
the .lynxrc file.
- Shows two extra lines of help at the bottom of the screen
- Intermediate (normal mode)
- The "normal" statusline messages appear.
- The URL is shown on the statusline.
- HTML+ Forms
- When an HTML form is found input fields will appear in
- Text input fields
- Text input fields fields appear as a
blank or partially filled in underline. Text input
fields when "selected" using the right arrow or return
key can be filled in by typing on the keyboard. When
you are done hit enter or the UP or DOWN arrow keys.
- Checkboxes and Radio buttons
- Checkboxes and radio buttons appear as either '( )' or '(*)'.
'( )' is an unchecked box and '(*)' is a checked box.
to toggle a box "select" it with return or the right arrow key.
Selecting radio buttons may unselect another button if
only one button may be selected at one time, as specified
in the form.
- Submit and Reset buttons
- "Selecting" a submit button sends the content of the form
to the server to retrieve other information.
"Selecting" a reset button resets all of the fields in the
form back to their default values.
- Access Authorization
- If a server with active access authorization is encountered
Lynx will automatically prompt for a username and a password.
If you have the correct information, you will then be served the
requested information. Lynx will automatically send your
username and password to the same server if it is needed
- New commandline options.
- dumps the formatted output of the default document or one
specified on the command line to standard out.
Under UNIX this can be used in the following way:
lynx -dump http://info.cern.ch/default.html
NOTE: Binary files will not work!
- works the same as dump but outputs HTML source instead
of formatted text.