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Re: lynx-dev Bug with "-cfg" flag in lynx 2.8.2

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Bug with "-cfg" flag in lynx 2.8.2
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 21:43:52 -0500 (CDT)

On Wed, 20 Oct 1999 address@hidden wrote:

> <table>
> <!------ a comment -------->
> <td>
> Some text
> </td>
> </tr>
> Now, if you run "lynx foo.html", Lynx will correctly display the
> phrase "Some text".  

YM incorrectly.

> However, if you run "lynx -cfg lynx.cfg foo.html", Lynx will display a
> blank screen.

you don't have MINIMAL_COMMENTS:TRUE in that lynx.cfg, as LP points out
in another message to lynx-dev.  MINIMAL_COMMENTS causes lynx to do the
incorrect (but apparently expected by the page authors) thing.

> If you remove the comment line from the HTML, both commands will
> correctly display "Some text".

YM incorrectly.

> I have no familiarity with the Lynx 2.8.2 code, so I can't really
> speculate on what might cause this bug, but it obviously has something
> to do with comments, and probably something to do with comments inside
> tables.

Nothing to do with tables, just broken comments.
(But your test example was missing a <tr>, not that it should matter.)

You should complain to the folks responsible for the real bug,
that is the broken page.


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