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lynx-dev Re: your mail
Mon, 6 May 2002 15:47:52 -0400
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> Date: Mon, 06 May 2002 19:31:39 +0100
> From: Peter Norrington <address@hidden>
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> Dear Lynx,
> I am testing a site to bring it up to WAI-WCAG AAA standard. I am
> experiencing a
> problem and am unsure whether it is a hosting or a browser issue.
> I use Lynx 2.8.3rel.1 on Win95.
> Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind - www.srsb.org.uk
> What I did....
> 1) Enter the url www.srsb.org.uk (with or without a terminal /)
> 2) Select a link in the navigation menu to another page in the site, say
> Contacts at the relative address of contacts.html .
> 3) Lynx's title bar displays the link as
> 4) Activate the link.
> 5) Returns an Error 404 (Page Not Found) message.
> EASYNET is our host.
I'm not sure - but looking at the trace, it appears that lynx is seeing
EASYNET1 in the "Content-location", and using that information to modify
the GET. This still has the same behavior in 2.8.5dev.7, and comparing
against the usual selection of other browsers appears to be a bug in lynx.
(See changes from 01-07-97 by FM).
Here's the section of trace I'm looking at:
HTMIME: Server: Microsoft-IIS/4.0
Date: Mon, 06 May 2002 19:28:07 GMT
Last-Modified: Thu, 02 May 2002 20:11:13 GMT
> However, entering the site with a full page url of
> does not produce any errors and all pages display exactly as they should.
> I would prefer not to have to replace all the relative links with absolute
> links, if possible.
> If you are able to throw any light on this, I would be grateful.
> Equally I hope
> this information is of use to you.
> Peter Norrington
> Web Designer, SRSB
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