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Re: lynx-dev Bad request due to whitespace in link

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Bad request due to whitespace in link
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 06:14:14 -0500
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On Thu, Mar 28, 2002 at 06:41:32PM -0800, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
> If you go to <> you 
> will get links like < Iran.asp>
> Following that link results in a Bad Request error.
> The HTML looks like this:
> <A class="main-b" HREF="../html/I/
> Iran.asp
>      ">Iran</A>

that's a bug that I introduced before 2.8.4 and fixed (which is in the
post-release patches).

> Why does Lynx trim the whitespace on the right, but not in the middle?
> Is it because the whitespace on the right is spaces rather than linebreaks?
> And what does the linebreak actually become, and why?

the line break should simply be discarded 

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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