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lynx-dev bug report

From: Oliver Seidel
Subject: lynx-dev bug report
Date: 24 Oct 1999 12:50:58 +0000


I'd like to report a bug.  Let's just quickly run through the
checklist that you suggest:

"lynx -version":
Lynx Version 2.8.3dev.4 (14 Jul 1999)
Built on linux-gnu Jul 25 1999 07:48:22

Copyrights held by the University of Kansas, CERN, and other contributors.
Distributed under the GNU General Public License.
See and the online help for more information.
"uname -a":
Linux 2.1.125 #6 SMP Tue Oct 27 16:26:20 GMT 1998 i586 
"what you were doing":
I issued the following innocuous command:

wget -nc -x -r -l1 -k

which produced a directory structure of 800k size.  I now have the
problem that I have lots of files of the form "...&..." on my
disc.  My web browser (lynx) looks for the file "...&..." and can't
find it.  Is this a lynx or a wget problem?  Who's right?  Does
anybody know whether the standard tells you to expand things like
"&" in a URL or not?  Thanks,
The "wget" crowd claim that HTML contains strings for references and
that those strings ought to be interpreted by the rules of URL
interpretation (percent signs followed by ascii codes ...) rather than
being interpreted by the rules of HTML ("&" -> "&").  They say
it's Lynx's fault and that Lynx shouldn't map strings inside
"Whether you were able to repeat the problem":
I have added the line "SUFFIX::text/html" to my lynx.cfg file so that the
downloaded queries are interpreted as HTML.  Other than that, I cannot
think of significant modifications (I've changed the colors etc).
"What the problem is":
Lynx does not find the file given, because it looks for a different
file name than is presented in the X string of <a href="X">asdf</a>.
There definitely is a file by that name, readable by the effective
user and usable by other means (cat).
"What do you think the cause of the problem is":
elaborated on under "what you were doing".

Thanks so much,

Oliver Seidel

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