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

From: Karen Lewellen
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Amazon broken (HTTP 204)
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:18:23 -0400 (EDT)

Good evening,
amazon is presently working on both problems.
the 204 error, and the fact amazon thinks cookies are off in lynx, even when cookies are being allowed. I am not sure where you got the idea that they will not forward this to their technical team. My complaint is at the supervisor level, with one writing asking me to test the site and report the specific time of my tests.
did you call here?
or did you just  do the computer chat which may not reach a supervisor?
My understanding is that this resulted from some drastic heartblead measures.

On Mon, 30 Jun 2014, Thomas Dickey wrote:

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

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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