[elinks-users] elinks reloads a page when following an internal link

Rudy Vener salt at panix.com
Sun Feb 20 11:30:11 PST 2011

I am having a problem with one of elinks behaviors.

I often visit a site where a cgi script creates a page 
containing several internal links.

When I attempt to follow one of these internal links, elinks 
will attempt to reload the page, lose the session data and 
kick me back to a login page.

Elinks also warns about missing fragment "#name"  where #name 
is the internal linking reference.

I have not been able to identify any caching or browsing
configuration setting which fixes this problem.

I am running elinks 0.12pre5 on
a Debian  5.0.7 system.

Incidentally, lynx 2.8.7 and a variety of GUI browsers have 
no trouble navigating the internal links.

Also, when I save the HTML into a local file, elinks has no
trouble navigating the  internal links from a static page.

So at this point It looks like my woes are the result of an 
unnecessary page reload.

If anyone can suggest a solution to this problem I'd be happy to hear it.

To me, this feels like a bug, elinks shouldn't reload a page when the
anchor tag points to  another part of the same page.

I now await the wisdom of the list.


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