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Re: lynx-dev lynx bookmarks bug?

From: Ismael Cordeiro
Subject: Re: lynx-dev lynx bookmarks bug?
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 23:35:02 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 5 Nov 1998, Philip Webb wrote:

> > On my lynx bookmarks page (version 2.8rel2, SCRI-net version 2.2 beta),
> > r, y was not removing the highlighted link, but the link immediately
> > preceding it.
> this is a well-known bug with the bookmark page,

Well known?! Can you give some references of reports of that "bug"?

> which is rather sensitive to any editing.

I don't think it is when the person who edits it knows what he's doing. My
bookmarks file is full of "arbitrary HTML markings" as Fote used to call
them, like <HR>, <ALIGN=CENTER>, <H2>, many <UL></UL> pairs, etc. If you
want see how it looks like go to

A problem existed in lynx 2.4 but was corrected with a small modification to
LYBookmarks.c I submited and that was incorporated into 2.5. Since then I
have no more problems removing links. If you want to see what it was about
go to

> you should use an ordinary editor to delete a bookmark entry
> & make changes within URLs or bookmark titles.

Deleting links (full lines) with a text editor does no harm. The problem is
when editing a link. If the person doesn't know what he's doing, weird
problems may appear. If lynx can't remove a link or removes the wrong link,
probably the bookmarks file has been incorrectly edited. See my reply to
Jeffrey S. Farmer's message.


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