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lynx-dev Re: problem with lynx as newsreader (fwd)

From: Doug Kaufman
Subject: lynx-dev Re: problem with lynx as newsreader (fwd)
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2003 00:14:28 -0700 (PDT)

The following problem report regarding nntp support in lynx came from the
BLIND-L mailing list. It appears that the information from the
Message-ID line is not used to construct a correct URL, so the message
can't be retrieved. The HEAD command leads to a response:
221 403831 <address@hidden>head

The server needs to be sent: ARTICLE address@hidden
but gets sent instead: ARTICLE <address@hidden>

The angle brackets cause the server to respond with "Bad Article
Number". I'll look to see if I can see where the problem with parsing
comes from. If anyone knows the news code well, it might be easier for
you to fix this.

Doug Kaufman
Internet: address@hidden

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 08:34:52 -0700
From: Doug Kaufman <address@hidden>
To: address@hidden
Subject: Re: problem with lynx as newsreader

I see what lynx is doing wrong here, but I don't know if I'll be able to
fix it myself. I'll see if I can get it fixed, however it might take
some time. Lynx is looking for article #403831 as
"news://"; while it needs to
look for "news://";.

Newsreading with lynx is discouraged. I would advise using a real

On Fri, 26 Sep 2003, d.l.d. wrote:

> I use lynx as my newsreader.  There are news group like services which are
> not really a usanet group but provide customer service etc. using the
> format so one can participate as though a ng.  One is:
> news://
> If you enter the url above in lynx the message list of subjects loads fine
> but nothing is loaded if one chooses one of them.  It used to work but
> suddenly stopped, the company providing the service to jp software made
> some change and broke it.  Because I'm the only one apparently using lynx
> as a news reader, neither jp or the service respond except to say to get
> another reader.  Doug do you have any ideas?  The ng functions of lynx
> seems to be very minimal.

Doug Kaufman
Internet: address@hidden

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