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Re: wget, & and lynx (was Re: lynx-dev bug report)

From: Leonid Pauzner
Subject: Re: wget, & and lynx (was Re: lynx-dev bug report)
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 13:57:07 +0400 (MSD)

25-Oct-99 15:56 Klaus Weide wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Oct 1999, Leonid Pauzner wrote:

>> 25-Oct-99 11:20 Oliver Seidel wrote:
>> > -rw-r--r--   1 os10000  private      3689 Oct 25 11:10 
>> > forum_reply?keepcookie=0&lm=854576442
>> > <TABLE>
>> > <TR><TD><A HREF="../forum_reply?keepcookie=0&amp;lm=854576442">How much 
>> > wood would a wood chuck ch...</A><TD>1 day old<TD>(last of 9 replies 998 
>> > days ago)</TR>
>> That make me some sence:
>> 2) lynx is wrong since do translate entities for local file names
>> appeared from directory listing (not one embeded into HTML).

> Nothing in the example shown were lynx-generated.

The example above shows that local file with &amp; in filemane exists
(3689 bytes) and lynx cannot open it from dired list OR from command line.
Haven't tested it though, just trust the author.

> Lynx does not generate URLs for local files with unescaped "&" characters,
> as far as I know.  At least not on Unix.  I don't trust what folks are
> doing on Windows in this respect, but then I don't have to use it...
>> A workaround such rewriting the link as <a href="tv-b%24o.htm">

> YM href="tv-b%26o.htm"

> That's not a workaround but the more correct URL, if "tv-b&o.htm" is
> just a filename on the server's file system.

>   Klaus

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