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Re: lynx-dev Assuming .Z in Lynx 2.8.2rel.1

From: Philip Webb
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Assuming .Z in Lynx 2.8.2rel.1
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 13:32:08 -0500

000107 Evin Robertson wrote:
> From  try to follow either 'Z' link
> or .
> Lynx bizarrely misreads this to be internally  boys.Z.html.Z
> and tries and fails to decompress it since it's not compressed.
> This is Lynx 2.8.2rel.1 (01 Jun 1999) on a Debian GNU/Linux system.

yes: 2-8-3dev.14 does the same thing: from  LYNXMESSAGES:

    1. Alert!: Unsupported URL scheme!
    2. Alert!: Unsupported URL scheme!
    3. Alert!: Error uncompressing temporary file!
    4. /usr/local/bin/gunzip /homes/purslow/tmp/L4022-4TMP.html.Z
> I maintain this is a bug,
> since (1) .Z only means compressed if at the end of a filename

surely this is a bug.

> and (2) it's doing something weird anyway adding the extra .Z on it
> (try to download the file).

and so is this.

apparently, there is no way to stop Lynx autogunzipping such files:
i looked for `unzip' in  lynx.cfg  userdefs.h  --configswitches
& find no option mentioned.  that's bad behaviour.
something to fix before 2-8-3pre.anything.
> Netscape 4.6 exhibits similar behaviour

all the more incentive for Lynx to do better!

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