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Re: LYNX-DEV Possible lynx bug

From: Christopher R. Maden
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Possible lynx bug
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 1997 22:40:39 GMT

[Jessica Perry Hekman]
> I'm on the webmaster alias for, and a user recently reported
> to us something which he believed to be a problem on our site, but
> which I now believe to be a problem with his browser (lynx 2.6). I
> could be convinced that I'm wrong :)
> Essentially, lynx was complaining about a badly formed address, but
> the address (which was generated by excite) appears to me to be just
> fine. The address is of the form
> "";. You can reproduce
> the problem by visiting, entering
> some search term, and trying to follow the first of the three links
> returned per hit (the one marked simply LINK when viewed with lynx,
> but a thumbnail graphic with a graphical browser).

Hi, Jessica.

Lynx 2.7 handles the link OK.  Lynx 2.6 reports a badly formed
address; I believe this is a 2.6 bug.  Lynx isn't parsing the relative
URL in the link correctly; oddly, if the page is reloaded, it works.
Users with this problem should either upgrade to Lynx 2.7 or reload
the page after performing a search.

File that you are currently viewing
   Linkname: O'Reilly Catalog Search Results
   Post Data: mode=concept&search=gnu+emacs&sp=sp
   Post Content Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
   Owner(s): None
       size: 50 lines
       mode: forms mode
Link that you currently have selected
   Linkname: [LINK]

-Chris (husband to Ellie)
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