Links the chain

Janina Sajka janina at
Thu Oct 14 12:35:22 EDT 2004

Slight correction, Karen. It's not java sites we access with the chain,
but javascript sites.

Unfortunately, these two are not the same thing. Ten years ago Netscape
saw fit to start using the term "javascript" for their scripting
language. This was in the early days of Sun Microsystems promotion of
Java. Seems they wanted the glitz to rub off on Netscape. Ever since
we've had to explain this difference away.

Karen Lewellen writes:
> Greetings larry,
>  I too bid you welcome to the list.  I offer this difference  hoping that 
> others will either confirm  or explain this fact.  I use a Linux shell 
> that  has both the cat and the chain,  and given that some here have said 
> that they should work almost exactly the same suspect that all that could 
> be done to  the chain has perhaps not been done.  Still the main difference 
> is the in  the chain edition one can access java sites, or can do some in 
> a way.  I do come across some that do not budge regardless, but again this 
> may be a configuration factor.
> I am told that the cat even with ssl enabled now does not or <cannot?> 
> have java incorporated because no one wants to take the time.    or better 
> that it would take too much time to re-vamp the code for this.  I  am only 
> sharing what I have been told, and would love to hear otherwise Given the 
> popularity of the cat,  adding this feature would be  a wonderful thing, 
> as even those  who might not seek it out on their own, using IE or 
> Netscape know of the cat and think it far more limiting     than it 
> actually is in 
> real use.
>   The chain is not as well known.
> looking forward to the wisdom on this.
> Karen
> On Thu, 14 Oct 2004, LARRY SKUTCHAN wrote:
> >Speaking of Lynx and Links, can some of you experts discuss what the 
> >advantages and disadvantages are of each of them.  As a newbie, they seem 
> >pretty darn similar to me.  I have also noticed that W3m looks pretty 
> >good, and it has the cool feature of letting you use the arrow keys to 
> >navigate the document.  (It uses Tab to move from link to link.)
> >
> >Thanks.
> >
> >
> >>>>janina at Thursday, October 14, 2004 9:23:16 AM >>>
> >Oops. I totaly missed seeing that.
> >
> >Guess I need another pot of coffee this morning.
> >
> >Sorry.
> >
> >Luke Yelavich writes:
> >>On Thu, Oct 14, 2004 at 09:10:54PM EST, Leslie Fairall wrote:
> >>>Does anyone know if you can change the user-agent string in links the
> >>>chain? I use the cat with Bank of America by doing this, but would like 
> >>>to
> >>>have access to some features that require Javascript. I wish there was a
> >>>way where I could save the user-agent string whenever I go to the 
> >>>website.
> >>>Does anyone else do the same thing? Thanks.
> >>
> >>Yes you can do this. Go into the settings menu, and choose the network
> >>options. A quick way is simply to press ALT + S, then N. Find the HTTP
> >>options, and press enter on it. In there, there is a field that you can
> >>type in a different user agent. It is called fake user agent, and one of
> >>the last options in this window.
> >>
> >>Hope this helps.
> >>
> >>Luke
> >>
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