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Re: LYNX-DEV lynx eats spaces in a link

From: Benjamin C. W. Sittler
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV lynx eats spaces in a link
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 17:17:26 -0700 (MST)

On Thu, 20 Mar 1997 address@hidden wrote:
> I just found that if there is a link <a href="a b c">, lynx treats
> it as "abc" (with no spaces).  I looked in the CFP for handling of
> spaces in the links, but it wasn't of much help.  So the question is
> this how it is supposed to work, or does it have to do with the way
> lynx renders the document as it receives information?

My (possibly flawed) understanding of this behavior is that Lynx ignores
whitespace in links so that extra-long urls can be broken into multiple
lines and still work. If you want a real space in a URL, use %20.

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