Hi Larry,
Thank you for this--I was thinking it must be a config issue on my end.
Unfortunately though, this did not work for me but I have a feeling this
might be network or computer setup related. I'm going to try running this
when I get home on a different computer and see if there's a difference.
Kyle

On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 10:36 AM, Larry Hynes <la...@larryhynes.com> wrote:

> Hi Kyle
>
> With a fresh default install of lynx from homebrew all I can see
> when accessing
>
> /usr/local/bin/lynx 'https://account.torontopubliclibrary.ca/'
>
> is
>
> ---
> Account : Toronto Public Library
> REFRESH(14400 sec): [1]https://account.torontopubliclibrary.ca/
> ---
>
> If I specify even the default lynx.cfg file, as follows
>
> /usr/local/bin/lynx -cfg /usr/local/Cellar/lynx/2.8.8rel.2_1/etc/lynx.cfg
> \
>         'https://account.torontopubliclibrary.ca/'
>
> then I see:
>
> ---
> Account : Toronto Public Library
> REFRESH(14400 sec): [1]https://account.torontopubliclibrary.ca/
>
> We're sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to use the new version of the
> library account.
> [2]Back to old account
> ---
>
> (You can also specify the path to the cfg file by setting the environment
> variable LYNX_CFG)
>
> This might help you.
>
> Kyle Bachan <k...@kylebachan.com> wrote:
> > Yes, I do have the latest version on mac. Dan do you know why I'm unable
> to
> > see anything on the website while Karen is?
> >
> > On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 9:46 AM, dan d. <dandun...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > No, both macports and homebrew provide the latest version as soon as
> it is
> > > available, currently Lynx 2.8.8rel.2.
> > >
> > > On Wed, 11 Apr 2018, Karen Lewellen wrote:
> > >
> > > > 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>
> > > > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > >> 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.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Karen
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >> 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>
> > > > >>> wrote:
> > > > >>>
> > > > >>> 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.
> > > > >>>> www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/oldaccount.
> > > > >>>>   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?
> > > > >>>> cheers,
> > > > >>>> Karen
> > > > >>>>
> > > > >>>>
> > > > >>>>
> > > > >>>> On Wed, 11 Apr 2018, Kyle Bachan wrote:
> > > > >>>>
> > > > >>>> Hello!
> > > > >>>>> 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
> > > > >>>>>
> > > > >>>> Lynx
> > > > >>>>
> > > > >>>>> 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
> > > > >>>>>
> > > > >>>> is
> > > > >>>>
> > > > >>>>> that I do see the correct content appearing when connecting to
> the
> > > > >>>>> localhost version of the browser which makes me think this
> might be
> > > > >>>>>
> > > > >>>> related
> > > > >>>>
> > > > >>>>> to a certificate or subdomain issue.
> > > > >>>>>
> > > > >>>>> For reference, the website I am trying to access via Lynx is
> > > > >>>>> https://account.torontopubliclibrary.ca/.
> > > > >>>>>
> > > > >>>>> I've posted a stackoverflow question
> > > > >>>>> <
> > > > >>>>>
> > > > >>>> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/49758314/website-shows-
> > > > >>>> blank-page-in-lynx-browser
> > > > >>>>
> > > > >>>>>
> > > > >>>>> 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.
> > > > >>>>>
> > > > >>>>> Best,
> > > > >>>>> Kyle
> > > > >>>>>
> > > > >>>>>
> > > > >>>>
> > > > >>>
> > > > >
> > > >
>
>
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