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Re: lynx-dev Lynx 2.7.1 and 2.8 refuse to render certain HTML documents

From: Michael Warner
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Lynx 2.7.1 and 2.8 refuse to render certain HTML documents
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 19:28:32 -0700

On Wed, Apr 29, 1998, Heather Stern <address@hidden> wrote:


> Maybe a better thing would be to have a "render dammit" key which
> would force an attempt to render the present page.  That way, it's
> sent like the server said to... but the user can override it AFTER it
> has arrived.



On Wed, Apr 29, 1998, Foteos Macrides <address@hidden> wrote:


>       Lynx does have a force_html mode, for cases in which the user
> knows that the MIME type based on suffix maps would be wrong, but at
> present it's only useable as a command line switch (and of course
> Lynx should not normally override a Content-Type header from an http
> server).


I tried the -force_html switch (Lynx Version 2.8pre.3), and it
doesn't seem to work on this page.  The only other way I've used it,
which worked, is to view email html attachments that are mis-labeled
plain/text.  Is the purpose of the switch in fact to override the
Content-Type header, or is that a misunderstanding, on my part, of its

[And finally...]

On Wed, Apr 29, 1998, David Combs <address@hidden> wrote:


> If other sites are this way, OR if these .htm-files DO read OK in
> netscape and M$, then lynx probably needs some way to prefix the page
> with title or whatever is needed to make it parse as html.

Netscape 3.01 shows me the page un-rendered, same as lynx.

Michael Warner 

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