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Re: lynx-dev Why does Lynx do it? (fwd)

From: drose
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Why does Lynx do it? (fwd)
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 1999 03:50:09 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 12 Jun 1999, Klaus Weide wrote:

> > To whom it may concern:
> > I have noticed a bug in Lynx (v.2.8rel.2).  When I change the disply
> > character set to DOS PC80xx and view my bookmarks page with the
> > space bar, Lynx goes berserk.  It looks up an address, dumps me into
> > the Options page and then often puts some characters in the "Display
> > Variable" area.  I had this problem with older versions of Lynx, but
> > is 2.8 really that old?  Is there something I need to configure to
> > have it work normally, enabling me to view the higher order ASCII
> > characters?
> > Thanks,
> > Doug Rose
> You need to tell us more about how you are using lynx.  On what OS is
> Lynx running?  Do you run lynx locally on a PC, or do you dial in to
> a shell account?  Whot software (comm program) is between you and Lynx
> (if you use dialin to a shell account)?
> Is this caused by a specific link in your bookmarks page?  If yes, can
> you isolate which 8-bit character provokes the behavior?
> Yes, 2.8rel.2 is now old, the latest version is 2.8.2rel.1; but this may
> or may not be related to the version.
> [ Reply to address@hidden, please. ]
>    Klaus
Lynx Development:

I am using Lynx from a Unix shell account via VT-100 terminal
emulation connection (no PPP).  I use Comit communication software on
my DOS (v.6.22) IBM compatible (386).  I have tried a more recent
version of Lynx (2.8.1, rel.2, 1998) and have had this wild loop
problem whenever I attempt to access a variety of sites (e.g.,  It happens only when I switch "Display
Character Set" in Options to "IBM US CODEPAGE, CP 437".  It happened
in older versions even when I left the character set at ISO Latin 1. 
It is not a very serious problem, but perhaps it will cause problems
when I least expect it.

Thank you all for developing a serious text-based browser. 


Douglas Rose
The Graduate School and University Center
     of the City University of New York

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