[Loadstone] LS downloading

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Thu Apr 30 23:41:47 BST 2009


The only thing I can think of is maybe your browser isn't recognizing the 
file type? In that case it should just give you the option to save thoe.

On Fri, 1 May 2009, Igor B. Poretsky wrote:

> Hello!
>
> Yes, you are right. I've pretty successfully downloaded LS with curl
> now and, as I've discovered, even my Emacs-w3m actually downloads the
> file, but then somehow does not save it properly. So, I have been
> mistaken. Javascript has nothing to do with that. Excuse me please.
>
> The download form itself looks quite simple and clear and I cannot
> exactly suggest what happens. But since nobody seems especially
> bothered by this problem here, I see no point in further
> investigations.
>
> Thanks all for answers.
>
> Best regards,
> Igor.
>
>>>>>> "Shawn" == Shawn Kirkpatrick <shawn at loadstone-gps.com> writes:
>
>    Shawn> There's no javascript involved in the loadstone download
>    Shawn> process. It even works with lynx that has no java support
>    Shawn> at all. If you're seeing javascript on that page can you
>    Shawn> tell us where or what problem the form was causing with
>    Shawn> your browser?  I do think our site should work with all
>    Shawn> browsers or at least degrade gracefully if something truely
>    Shawn> can't be done.
>
>    Shawn> On Wed, 29 Apr 2009, Igor B. Poretsky wrote:
>
>> Hello!
>    >>
>    >> I tried to download new version of Loadstone, but failed. As
>    >> I've discovered, it had happened because the browser I usually
>    >> use (Emacs-w3m) doesn't support javascript. Of course,
>    >> personally I'll find a way to accomplish the task, but I wonder
>    >> whether this javascript complications are truely inevitable in
>    >> this particular case?
>    >>
>    >> AFAIK, Loadstone itself is aimed primarily for the blind users,
>    >> who are usually more restricted in software choice than their
>    >> sited friends. What is the point in making additional
>    >> difficulties for them?
>    >>
>    >> Best regards, Igor.
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