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Re: LYNX-DEV Coredump on whereis search (fotemods)

From: Foteos Macrides
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Coredump on whereis search (fotemods)
Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 10:29:30 -0500 (EST)

"Hiram Lester, Jr." <address@hidden> wrote:
>I'm running Fotemods 5/16 on HP.  I experienced a couple of core dumps
>when doing whereis searches.  I can't seem to reproduce it precisely.  I
>was checking TV listings from  I entered my username and
>password, and then proceeded to get various listings.  Occasionally I
>would do a whereis search.  Sometimes it would crash after I entered the
>word to search for, and other times it crashed when I hit 'n' to find the
>next occurence.  I didn't try validating the pages, but the only odd
>behavior I noticed was the typical 'location not absolute' and 'post/get
>redirect' problems on some pages.  I tried a trace, but of course could
>not reproduce it. :(  I also have not tried the 5/19 fotemods, but looked
>at the changes file to see if anything like this had been addressed, and I
>didn't see anything.

        That was the subject of a recent, long thread here.  You need
the 1997-05-17 bug fix in display_page(), which now re-initializes
the pointer to a form structure in the links structure.  Otherwise,
you can crash if a form was in your history.


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