I would think web developers would use the dev editions...they are more current time wise. Kyle I take it you are trying to do this in a mac terminal of some kind then?

Karen


On Thu, 12 Apr 2018, Kyle Bachan 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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