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Re: lynx-dev 2.8.4 progress

From: Vlad Harchev
Subject: Re: lynx-dev 2.8.4 progress
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 11:34:48 +0500 (SAMST)

On Tue, 19 Jun 2001, Henry Nelson wrote:

> >  Yes, the trailing white spaces can be trimmed by CGIs for those input
> > fields for which it's known that trailing white spaces are not meaningful.
> > Only CGIs know which are those fields, and they have to do trimming if
> > any other browser but lynx has to be supported. So it's at least safe (but
> > more correctly, it's more correct) not to trim trailing whitespaces.
> Thanks a lot for your help in getting info.  Most of my old cgi scripts
> were tested with Lynx, and I'm finding now that they are broken for other
> browsers when certain multibyte characters are used.  Lynx does a good
> job of "cleaning" up the whitespace, and handles multibytes well, so I
> had been relying on that (=being lazy).  Anyway, to make a long story
> short, I agree with you that Lynx should NOT modify the _text_ portion of
> textarea and text input, and I think that includes any spaces (\040),
> whether trailing, prepended or inserted.

 Thank you for sharing your opinion. 
 It seems it's the first time we agree in technical question :)

> __Henry

 Best regards,

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