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Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx --source gopher://* not converting less-than and gre

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx --source gopher://* not converting less-than and greater-than characters to HTML entities
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 04:50:11 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Sun, Oct 07, 2018 at 11:39:48PM -0400, Zachary Lee Andrews wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have noticed a potential bug and would like a few folks to verify...
> When using lynx to convert a gopher menu into HTML, by using -source,
> lynx fails to encode <, >, and & characters into &lt;, &gt;, and &amp;
> respectively.
> As a result when using lynx (or most other browsers) to open a saved
> gopher listing, there will be terrible manging.
> Here is an example command and URL:
> lynx -source gopher:// > lynxtest.html
> lynx lynxtest.html
> In my example, there are 11 lines... Lynx will only display 9 after
> loading the saved HTML, and they're awful.

yes... there's a chunk in HTGopher.c like this:

        if ((char) ich != LF) {
            *p = (char) ich;    /* Put character in line */
            if (p < &line[BIG - 1])

        } else {

which could encode the document.

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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