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lynx-dev address@hidden: Re: perlmonth-bug makes LYNX unusable at

From: David Combs
Subject: lynx-dev address@hidden: Re: perlmonth-bug makes LYNX unusable at]
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 14:48:34 -0800

Here is a reply from the site, claiming that LYNX works just
fine on the site.


Maybe HIS version of lynx does, but not mine!

(which is:  Lynx 2.8.3dev.18 (06 Jan 2000) )

I posted my pbm about this site a few days ago,
and got a reply that I had to by hand hack the
address, changing by hand the "issue" number.

Can anyone figure out just what the problem IS
at this place?

What can we TELL them to change?

(do test the site, esp if you use perl (you might
find some interesting articles there, so it will
be worth your while, not just for lynx))



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Subject: Re: perlmonth-bug makes LYNX unusable at
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> Please, guys, FIX your web-sight so that people
> who use LYNX can visit your articles, issues, etc!
> Please don't just take my word for it -- surely someone
> there uses or can use or knows someone who does use LYNX
> (a browser that works "line mode"; ie the way VI does).

The site looks just fine in lynx, occasionaly you see the perl code all
unwrapped in one line. I produce my htmls with pod2html, creating the
sources in POD. And it generates a perfect layout for both graphical and
text mode browsers. 

I've checked a few:
(mine is fine)
is crewed up a bit (in perl code snippets) because, lynx incorrectly
interpret the:

should be fine

I didn't check the rest of the articles, but I think your woe is about
code wrapping issues. The rest of the layout which is supplied by the site
owner looks perfect in lynx. 

Just make sure that your put <PRE></PRE> around the code, and you are all
set. Almost NO other tags is allowed by HTML spec within <PRE></PRE>.

> Something is truly screwed up about your site -- maybe
> it works fine for netscrape or exploiter -- but then
> 90% of the code in those products is devoted to
> surviving wrongly-done sites.
> Somewhere in yours, there is a bug.  People on the
> "lynx-dev" (lynx-developers) email-list agree that
> something is wrong, though they aren't sure just what it is.
> By the way, LYNX is used by LOTS of BLIND people (because
> line-mode, non-gui connects nicely to their convert-ascii-to-speech
> programs).
> I'll send this same email to several others who give
> their email addrs on your perlmonth site.
> Thanks!
> RSVP (re the bug)
> David Combs

Stas Bekman    mailto:address@hidden
single o-> + single o-+ = singlesheaven

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