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Re: lynx-dev LYNX: cannot choose perl-magazine "issue number"

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev LYNX: cannot choose perl-magazine "issue number"
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 17:11:25 -0600 (CST)

On Sat, 5 Feb 2000, Philip Webb wrote:

> 000205 David Combs wrote:
> >   7. [2]Perlmonth -  RTFM by Dave Cross - Issue 8
> >
> > On that [2] url, there is a choice of which (magazine) "issue" you want:
> > 1 thru 8.  I chose 1 , do "go" and you get "(x) for no cache ..." --
> > seems to me you just go in a circle.  Cannot get to the issue I want.
> > Any ideas?
> one simple one: just change  issue=8  to  issue=1  in the URL above,
> which gets the issue you want with 2-8-3dev.14 .
> you have raised a valid query, however: is it bad HTML or clumsy Lynx ?

Bad CGI programming, making assumptions that a site should not make.

It seems to work as expected with

in lynx.cfg - but that is not a recommended setting in general (the reason
is explained in lynx.cfg).


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