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[Lynx-dev] Amazon broken (HTTP 204)

From: Aahz Maruch
Subject: [Lynx-dev] Amazon broken (HTTP 204)
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:01:36 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)


Amazon broke Lynx about three months ago; I tried chatting with them
today, but they won't even give me a bug number (although they claim
they'll forward a message to their technical team).  Because "links"
works with Amazon, I figured I'd try asking y'all whether there's
something you can do.

There are actually two problems:

* The newer problem is that using Amazon's "mobile/accessibility"
subsite causes an HTTP 204 on this URL:

It looks like wget has the same problem.

* The other problem is that Amazon's main login claims that Lynx isn't
using cookies (this has been going on for years and is why I just login
through the mobile/accessibility subsite):

[...]  Oh, futz, Amazon's playing games with User-Agent, when I set mine
to "Mozilla/5.0" it works.  (You may substitute something stronger for

Figure I'll send this anyway in case it helps someone else.  :-(  I
haven't seen broken cookie behavior based on User-Agent before.


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