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Problem reading mailing list index

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Problem reading mailing list index
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 00:28:58 -0600

On 28-Jan-2001, Philip Nienhuis <address@hidden> wrote:

| I'm used to read the help-octave and octave-sources mailing lists using
| Netscape
| and/or MS Internet Explorer, both under Windows, Netscape also under
| Linux and OS/2.
| (I find it easier to search through the list using index.html)
| Since a few days or so, all these browsers consistently yield the same
| error message when trying to download & read the file index.html, e.g.:
|  "scan: eof encountered in field "ers" scan: context is poorly
| formatted"
| (that's all I get).
| Last year, occasionally the same thing happened, but then the next day
| (after being refreshed with new messages) the index file could be
| downloaded & read again without problems.
| FYI: currently, the index.html files for 2000 and previous years (which
| are not updated anymore) can be accessed without problems.
| What's wrong here, or what could I be doing wrong?

I'm not sure what caused this problem but I think it should be fixed



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