Known Bugs in Line Mode Browser
The list of known bugs are in reverse chronological order. Please report
bugs or bug-fixes to firstname.lastname@example.org noting
the version of the Line Mode Browser and the Library and what caused the
bug to appear.
The provided patches are relative to the
WWW directory in the
distribution tree. In order to apply a patch, do the following in the
Download the patch, for example lmb-1.fix
Invoke the patch command by typing
patch < lmb-1.fix
Rebuild the code by typing
You should only apply patches under the section with same version
number as your current version. You can see the current version of this software
by looking into the version file. Please also make sure that this version
is the same as for the version of the W3C Sample
Problem running from scripts or as a cron job
Version 3.1 of the Line Mode Browser registers STDIN as an channel for user
input. If the browser is run as a cron job then STDIN comes from
/dev/null which always returns ready for reading in a select
call. Line Mode browser then thinks that the user has interrupted the request
On the Wish list
Better error reporting
Difficult when many possible paths have been tried. Save log of attempts?
Portability of error message generation?
Command wanted: Append
to a given file a hypertext reference to the document.
Anchors in paper prints
If the user needs to print out documents when following links, instead of
inserting anchor numbers, insert page numbers of the destination nodes, as
they would appear in the printed document. Do this by first following the
links with no output on the screen, reading all the files into the buffer
and calculating the page numbers. Then go through the path again, with output
directed to the printer, inserting the corresponding page numbers rather
than the anchor numbers.
Deal with lists within lists
This is a part of having a better HTML parser
Nested style sheets like everybody is asking for
Tim BL, and
email@example.com, October 1995