[links-list] Re: links and ebay

clemensF rabat at web.de
Tue Sep 11 03:49:05 PDT 2001

> Nevermind:

> Hello, Len!
> On Tue, Sep 11, 2001 at 04:46:39PM +1200, you wrote:
> > I just tried using links to display some pages from ebay, and all the 
> > pages corresponding to the auctions (as opposed to the main page) aren't 
> > rendered as html. I assume that ebay has a faulty server that is serving 
> > the pages as content-type text/plain rather than text/html -- however, 
> > lynx (and obviously the bulk of standard gui browsers) display the page 
> > as html. Perhaps links should be more tolerant and assume that if it is 
> > text/plain yet starts with <html> it should be rendered as html?
> Not only starting as <html>. I've used one server which was sending
> Content-type: text/plain and body of response started with <table> or any other
> html tag, but never <html>. So we should some kind of tricky logic to decide if
> we should render document as html or just show it as is.

doesn't the `\'-key help to at least view the pages?

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