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Forms (was: Re: LYNX-DEV Some lynx features)

From: Hynek Med
Subject: Forms (was: Re: LYNX-DEV Some lynx features)
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 1997 20:59:08 +0100 (MET)

On Sat, 8 Mar 1997, Klaus Weide wrote:

> >         2) Why does lynx fails on forms like:
> > <LI><a href="";>REGISTER 
> > (angelfire)</a>
> > It gives `Bad HTML ...', displays form, but then gives `Non form
> > action defined' though there are action. 
> Probably Lynx fails to interpret the HTML in question as the author(s)
> intended, because the author(s) didn't write valid HTML.
> > Other browsers work.
> That is probably what the author(s) of such forms use as justification for
> not writing valid HTML.  Lynx just happens to disagree with them.

Well, but there's _so many_ of these pages.. :-(

What about a dirty hack to make some of these forms accessible from lynx? 
The trace output says that </FORM> is assumed. What if we tested if the
assumed ending tag is </FORM>, and if really so, we would just ignore it
(i.e. not assume </FORM>) with a message like "Very bad HTML indeed,
</FORM> not assumed, perhaps it will work anyway, but you should rather
e-mail the webmaster and complain about bad HTML" ?


Hynek Med, address@hidden

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