Hi Kyle,
I have no idea what brew is. What edition of Lynx are you using for testing? The latest dev edition is dated 21 March 2018..which would be best for testing.
At the very least  use 2.8.8 which is the last  edition as well.
I should add something else since you are testing. Make very certain that *all* other account related functions work with this back door in, placing holds for example. As a test during my discussion with tpl staff I went into the the old account area. I also did a search and placed an item on hold. However I did not get the customary call informing me that the item was on hold in the system, meaning it canceled instead of letting me get the item. Additionally even low graphics browsers that support Javascript are not working on your new account page. For example in the Linux operating system, e-links which can be compiled to support java script, and links which is likewise ocmpiled neither produce the back to old account option, nor allow you to log in at all. Keep in mind some mobile devices, windows phones for example, do not work well with Java script. TPL is a public site meaning regardless of browser used library patrons should expect an open door. If you found an edition of lynx that produced a blank page, then someone can use another lower graphics browser and find a comparative barrier.

On Wed, 11 Apr 2018, Kyle Bachan wrote:

Hi Karen,
Oh, I had no idea you were talking to TPL. I'm actually on their web team
which is why I'm trying to debug this specific issue. So you're saying that
you get the JavaScript message then? Hmm... I installed lynx via brew which
may be why there is a variation?

On Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 5:07 PM Karen Lewellen <klewel...@shellworld.net>

Hi Kyle,
I am presently in discussion with Toronto Library staff about this issue.
please please please call them and tell them you are having trouble.
What I have shared is that since they are a service for the general
public, the account aspects of the site should not require Java
Script...could    be a human rights code violation truth be told.
there is a back door in,
type the url like this.
  When I just checked your link, I did not get a blank page, but the
statement that JavaScript is required.
Again library staff *must* be told of the problem so they  at the very
least add the old account link to the site homepage. Much as they had the
old catalog  link there for years.
With your permission, may I share this post with the staff members I am
communicating with presently?

On Wed, 11 Apr 2018, Kyle Bachan wrote:

I have a Lynx problem that you might be able to help with:

I have a customer who would like to view our website in the text-based
browser. At the very least, our website should display a message saying
that "We're sorry, you need to enable Javascript to view this" etc.
However, this page appears to show blank in Lynx. The interesting thing
that I do see the correct content appearing when connecting to the
localhost version of the browser which makes me think this might be
to a certificate or subdomain issue.

For reference, the website I am trying to access via Lynx is

I've posted a stackoverflow question

as well which has some screenshots that might show you more information.
Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you very much for your time.


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