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Re: LYNX-DEV Mangled default Subject header for news followups

From: Foteos Macrides
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Mangled default Subject header for news followups
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 1997 10:59:17 -0500 (EST)

WWW server manager <address@hidden> wrote:
>I just started looking at lynx 2.7.1 + fotemods (downloaded 11 Aug 97), and
>on looking to see how it handles news (which I'd not tried with lynx for a
>long time) I noticed a bug... This is on a Solaris 2.5.1 system with Sun's
>unbundled C compiler (V4.0), though I doubt that's relevant.
>When posting a non-followup, so the user enters the Subject: header text, 
>all is well. 
>When using lynx to post a followup to an article that is not itself a followup
>(i.e. the existing article's subject line does NOT start with "Re: "), the
>default Subject: header created by lynx for the followup (as displayed during
>composition, and as posted if not edited before posting) is mangled.
>Specifically, the first 3 characters of the original subject are replaced by 
>"Re: " (4 characters, so it's not simply writing "Re: " over the start of
>the original subject).

        In LYNewsPost() of src/LYNews.c, the:

        if (strncasecomp(cp, "Re:", 3)) {

should be:

        if (!strncasecomp(cp, "Re:", 3)) {


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