Lynx 2.7

Lynx 2.7 was released on February 15, 1997. Links to binary and source distribution sites are available. There have been significant changes since Lynx 2.6. Along with various optimizations to the Lynx code, new functionality includes:

A memory allocation bug has been corrected, which should result in more efficient use of system resources, see *Fote's note on this subject. There have been various other tweaks and bug fixes.

For complete details see the *hyper-linked CHANGES file provided by Joseph Kincaid.

Lynx is being updated constantly by a diligent group of developers on the Lynx-Dev mailing list (I don't do any programming myself). Further development of the Lynx code will continue. 2.7 is expected to be the only release version available for a while as various fundamental changes are made to the Lynx source. It is expected that the next release version will be 3.0 and that it will incorporate a new lib-www, will be completely international and generally better.

Some *documents from the lynx 2.7 distribution are archived at this site, they include copies of the default lynx.cfg file, lynx.hlp, CHANGES, PROBLEMS etc. They are of interest to anyone who wishes to install Lynx and users interested in knowing more about how they can use Lynx effectively.


POST redirects

Versions up until Lynx 2.6 when encountering a redirect in response to a POST (i.e. a code 302 'Moved temporarily') would issue a GET request for the Location specified. In 2.6, to conform to the HTTP 1.0 specs, this was changed and the user was now asked whether or not they wanted their POST content redirected. Unfortunately, this broke all the non-compliant CGI-scripts out there that were using 302 to redirect the user to a static page. This is fixed in Lynx 2.7, the user now sees a status-line menu, the options are P)roceed, see U)rl, use G)et, C)ancel. Using G)et will make those non-compliant scripts work. For details, see the POST redirect section in 'Why does Lynx...?.

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