I am trying to figure out a simple way to submit a file stored on a distant Ubuntu server to an HTML form on the web. The form uses <input type="file"> field. This seems to be not supported by Lynx:

Lynx does not yet support INPUTs with TYPE="file"

But can it be handled by w3m? Or any other text-based browser?


The comment in the user's guide for Lynx is incorrect (though citing a very old version, the current guide overlooks this detail). The file-upload feature was added about 2 years later, in 2001:

2001-11-08 (2.8.5dev.4)
* if file-upload code is configured, suppress message that indicates it is not
  implemented, i.e., "[FILE Input] (not implemented)" -TD

(probably w3m does this too - it is a long time ago).

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