[plt-scheme] continuation url & lynx?

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Tue Oct 28 20:15:56 EDT 2008

Can you do a tcpdump or connection sniffing to see what it does? Can
you try to go to a page that uses ";" in the URL? I know that I've
used lynx before with the web-server, so I can't imagine what the
problem would be, but that would be a place to start.


On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 6:10 PM, YC <yinso.chen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi -
> I am running into a baffling behavior and wonders if others have seen it
> before.
> When I try to access the examples/add.ss from lynx (the text-mode browser) -
> lynx has difficulty submitting the form.  As far as I can tell, the server
> isn't being hit when I press the submit button.  The page, of course, works
> fine in Firefox.
> I can serve non-continuation-based pages without issues with lynx, so this
> leads me to believe there is a possible issue using continuation-url and
> lynx.
> Has anyone else seen something similar?  Below are my repro steps...
> 1 - start plt web server (mine is on port 8080)
> 2 - lynx http://localhost:8080/servlets/examples/add.ss
> 3 - type in a number and press enter
> Lynx will hang for a while (message: HTTP Request sent; wait for response)
> and then report a network error.
> Thanks,
> yc
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Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
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