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Re: Google search question.



I build a version of w3m that claims to support HTTP/1.1.
Unfortunately, this hat the side effect of making w3m very slow, even
without emacs-w3m. The Google homepage would not load at all. However,
it made the problem with dzone.com go away. It is too slow to be
useful. I did not further investigate the slowness.

Anyway, the problem with the Google results page seems to be caused by the following meta-tag in the returned HTML:

<meta content="0;url=/search?q=..." http-equiv="refresh">

I do knot know why this is suddenly present. It will cause the page to
be refreshed immediately. Apparently, Google somehow forgot to test their site
with emacs-w3m ;).

Both w3m and emacs-w3m support this meta-refresh-feature. I first
tried to put the following into /etc/w3m/config, but it did not help:

meta_refresh 0

Then I set the config variable w3m-use-refresh to nil which made the
problem go away. Of course, this means that the feature is disable
globally wich might cause trouble on other sites.

Best regards, Lukas

Pierre Lorenzon writes ("Re: Google search question."):
> From: "Lukas Loehrer" <listaddr1@gmx.net>
> Subject: Re: Google search question.
> Date: Fri, 8 May 2015 16:29:49 +0200
> 
> > I noticed this too but did not have time to investigate. It is indeed
> > very annoying. Pressing "C-c C-k" stops the constant refreshing of the
> 
>   OK. It works it is better than noting !
> 
> 
> 
> > page. One thing that is special about w3m is that it still claims to
> > use HTTP 1.0. This causes problems with other sites too, e.g.
> > dzone.com. I am pretty sure this is not an emacspeak problem. I will
> 
>   I am sure too it is not an emacspeak problem since I
>   encounter the problem without emacspeak.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> > try to build a modified version of w3m that claims to support HTTP
> > 1.1.
> 
>   It might be good in fact !
> 
>   Pierre 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> > 
> > Best regards
> > 
> > Lukas
> > 
> > Hwaen Ch'uqi writes ("Google search question."):
> >> Dear All,
> >> 
> >> Greetings. I have a question which may not be appropriate for this
> >> list, but I am not certain where else to ask. If anyone has any
> >> solutions or suggestions of where better to ask, I would greatly
> >> appreciate it. I am a heavy emacspeak user, though I know/understand
> >> very little about its internals. I use emacs-w3m as my browser of
> >> choice, unless javascript issues force me to use firefox via orca. A
> >> couple of days ago, google searches through emacs-w3m began yielding
> >> strange results. It seems as if much redirection is taking place.
> >> Emacspeak's output is a stream of interrupted URL's. After several
> >> minutes, the redirections stop, and the final page begins something
> >> like this:
> >> 
> >> Cannot retrieve URL:
> >> http://ipv4.google.com/sorry/IndexRedirect?continue=http://www.google.com/SEARCH_STRING
> >> 
> >> 503 Service Unavailable
> >> 
> >> This is followed by a call to identify a CAPTCHA, an impossibility
> >> either to ascertain via emacspeak or to submit via emacs-w3m. However,
> >> if I will conduct a google search in firefox using orca, a results
> >> page immediately appears. Does anyone have any idea what might be
> >> going on? I am using ubuntu-14.04, emacs 24.3.1, emacspeak-38 as set
> >> up through the voxin package, and emacs-w3m 1.4.527.
> >> 
> >> Thank you so much.
> >> 
> >> Hwaen Ch'uqi
> >> 
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