If I am not mistaken, the last edition for the mac is several versions old.
 2.8.5 or something?
anyway let us know.

On Wed, 11 Apr 2018, Kyle Bachan wrote:

Brew is software that macs use to install programs. I will have to take a
look at my version when I get to work tomorrow but that would explain why
I'm not able to connect properly to the website. Once I have a properly
working Lynx browser, it should make it much easier for me to see what the
site looks like and make the adjustments. But I will investigate further
tomorrow. Thank you for your help so far.

On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 5:46 PM, Karen Lewellen <klewel...@shellworld.net>

Hi Kyle,
I have no idea what brew is.  What edition of Lynx are you using for
The latest dev edition is dated 21 March 2018..which would be best for
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
you get the JavaScript message then? Hmm... I installed lynx via brew
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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