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Re^3: Minor problem with 'save destination as' for code.

by smiffy (Pilgrim)
on Oct 20, 2008 at 03:04 UTC ( #718125=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Minor problem with 'save destination as' for code.
in thread Minor problem with 'save destination as' for code.

I thought that I had made what I was getting clear but, if it was not, I apologise. (My original post actually states " actually get taken to the Monastery Gates".)

The test I made was:

  • In Firefox, go to one of the 'Download' links in a node.
  • Right click the link.
  • From the context menu, select 'Copy link location'. (I have verified that what is copied is what shows at the bottom of Firefox when hovering over the link.)
  • Paste the link as an argument for 'lynx'.
  • Lynx loads the 'Monastery Gates' page, NOT the content of the <code></code> block to which the 'Download' link relates.

The above behaviour is the same if the link is retrieved using wget.

The main reason that I consider this behaviour bad is that the link target is other than expected (Monastery Gates, not content of <code></code> block.)

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Re^4: Minor problem with 'save destination as' for code. (;)
by tye (Sage) on Oct 20, 2008 at 03:49 UTC

    That URL contains semicolons. My guess is that you didn't properly quote the URL. You'd get the gates if you didn't manage to keep the ";node_id=" as part of the URL passed to your GET tool.

    The site isn't doing "anti-social" "browser sniffing" (really, it isn't). I'll refrain from expressing with insulting terms the conclusions I've jumped to as to what you are doing. (:

    - tye        

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