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Re: lynx-dev weird redirect

From: Al Gilman
Subject: Re: lynx-dev weird redirect
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 18:13:35 -0500


I could not reproduce your experience.

Here's the bottom line after the redirects:

-- dump of information page showing properly formed link

            Lynx 2.8.4pre.5 (14 Jul 2001) ([1]pre-release version)

File that you are currently viewing

   Linkname: Welcome to Habeas
    Charset: iso-8859-1
     Server: Apache/2.0.39 (Unix) mod_perl/1.99_03-dev Perl/v5.6.1
       Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 22:59:47 GMT
   Last Mod: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 01:31:03 GMT
   Content-Length: 4059 bytes
   Owner(s): None
       size: 54 lines
       mode: normal

Link that you currently have selected

   Linkname: About Habeas

-- end information page

In the trace I find the following

-- trace fragment

getfile: getting

HTParse: aName:`'
fix_httplike_urls: URL ''
            changed to ''

-- end trace fragment

which clearly shows where what you are not getting is performed by my copy of the program.


At 06:03 PM 2002-11-27, you wrote:
Noticed this with some 2.8.4 vintage Lynx, downloaded 2.8.5dev.9 and got
the same thing:

  $ lynx
  [Current link is http://www.habeas.comabout/overview.htm]

I misspelled the name of their site -- I typed "habeus" where it should
have been "habeas".  They redirected to the correct site, but without a
trailing slash.  Lynx then based all of the relative URLs on that page
on the prefix "";, sans trailing slash.

I'm sure the redirect was wrong, and should be fixed.  I'm not so sure
whether Lynx was doing something wrong here, or maybe just "not
sufficiently right".  A cross-check with Netscape (4.7, all I had handy)
shows that it takes the redirect in the right spirit.

The redirect looks like:

  HTTP/1.1 302 Found
  Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 22:48:09 GMT
  Server: Apache/1.3.12 (Unix) mod_perl/1.24
  Connection: close
  Content-Type: httpd/unix-directory

and would be perfect if there was a trailing "/" on the Location:


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