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 /pub/lynx directory.

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 HTML 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.

Release Statement

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 the document.
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 again.
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.