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lynx-dev Bug in handling of POST's

From: Hugo Haas
Subject: lynx-dev Bug in handling of POST's
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 09:19:21 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.2.2i


I have discovered a bug in the way Lynx handles POST's in forms.

Since the page I used to discovered it isn't public, I am going to
describe the behavior.

Suppose that you have a CGI script at

This document contains a form with a POST method:

        <FORM METHOD="POST" ACTION="/foo">
        <INPUT TYPE="submit" NAME="submit" VALUE="Proceed">

I use the form, I get what I wanted. The page info says:

   Linkname: Example script results
    Charset: iso-8859-1
     Server: Jigsaw/2.1.0
       Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 12:58:16 GMT
   Post Data: param=whatever&submit=Proceed
   Post Content Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
   Owner(s): None
       size: 36 lines
       mode: normal, no-cache

At the top of the result page, there's a link to go back to the first
step. Still from the information page:

Link that you currently have selected

   Linkname: Back to step 1.

Following this link will, instead of sending an HTTP GET, send another
HTTP POST with the same data. Lynx is somehow stuck in POST mode.

The version I am using is "Lynx/2.8.3rel.1 libwww-FM/2.14 SSL-MM/1.4.1



Hugo Haas, Webmaster, Systems Team - W3C/MIT
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