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Re: another strange but silent error

From: "clemens fischer" <ino-qc@spotteswoode.de.eu.org> said
Subject: [emacs-w3m:04710] another strange but silent error
Message-ID: <lm02zps7.fsf@ID-23066.news.dfncis.de>
Date: 26 Feb 2003 22:38:00 +0100

> this URI retruns quickly, but emacs-w3m return code is just 0
> (zero).  i have noticed this behaviour with pages beeing inaccessible
> when the server returns 404 etc.  wouldn't it be much more
> informative if emacs-w3m returned just this HTTP exception code for
> the users information?  then we might just refer new users to the
> appropriate HTTP specifications so they can look these codes up,
> whereas "senior" surfers would know immediately what went wrong!

Good idea!!

I just finished one experimental implementation for this behaviour
in CVS HEAD. Please try it.


>> For that reason, w3m and emacs-w3m does NOT jump to
>> "http://www.evolt.org/article/Perl_Shell_Program_for_whois/17/617/index.html";,
>> sorry.

> well, this is certainly _their_ fault.  do you think i should notify
> their webmaster?  

I think so.

Hideyuki SHIRAI (mailto:shirai@rdmg.mgcs.mei.co.jp)