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bug #21300: -i with HTML requires --force-html, contrary to docs

Submitted by:  Micah Cowan <micahcowan>
Submitted on:  Mon 08 Oct 2007 11:02:17 PM UTC  
Category: DocumentationSeverity: 2 - Minor
Priority: 4Status: Confirmed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Open
Release: NoneOperating System: None
Reproducibility: NoneFixed Release: None
Planned Release: 1.11.4Regression: None
Work Required: 1 - DaysPatch Included: None

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Tue 07 Jul 2009 04:12:37 AM UTC, comment #4:

Documentation adjusted in bde3956c9b1d. Punting "regression fix" aspect 'til later.

Micah Cowan <micahcowan>
Mon 06 Jul 2009 06:48:46 PM UTC, comment #3:

Assertion failure has been fixed in 3d394ba07616.

Steven Schubiger <schubiger>
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Thu 02 Jul 2009 07:05:09 PM UTC, comment #2:

Passing an html file to -i without --force-html now results in an assertion failure in mainline. That definitely needs to be fixed before release.

Micah Cowan <micahcowan>
Thu 21 Aug 2008 11:54:38 PM UTC, comment #1:

It'll be a while before I'd get to fixing the regression (which itself is pretty old), perhaps it's best just to update the docs to reflect current behavior, so it's at least accurate. Can leave the bug open to retarget the behavioral change for a later date.

Micah Cowan <micahcowan>
Mon 08 Oct 2007 11:02:17 PM UTC, original submission:

Docs claim that --force-html is unnecessary when feeding HTML files as the input for -i, but Wget seems to have trouble parsing without it.

I think this may be a regression, as I think the input-file code was rewritten sometime in the last couple years.

Micah Cowan <micahcowan>


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Tue 07 Jul 2009 04:12:37 AM UTCmicahcowanPlanned Release1.12=>1.11.4
    Thu 21 Aug 2008 11:54:38 PM UTCmicahcowanCategoryProgram Logic=>Documentation
      Planned Release1.15=>1.12
    Sun 27 Jan 2008 09:23:27 AM UTCmicahcowanPlanned Release1.12=>1.15
    Mon 08 Oct 2007 11:02:38 PM UTCmicahcowanPriority5 - Normal=>4

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