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Re: [Lynx-dev] Amazon broken (HTTP 204)

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Amazon broken (HTTP 204)
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:03:45 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 10:01:36AM -0700, Aahz Maruch wrote:
> Howdy,
> 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.

Perhaps this is also user-agent?

(I'm in the middle of upgrading a server, otherwise would test this).

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

When someone sets out to intentionally break their web server, it can have lots
of symptoms.

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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