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Re: lynx-dev -nozap, poor man's scripting - patch and example

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev -nozap, poor man's scripting - patch and example
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999 16:18:41 -0600 (CST)

On Sun, 31 Oct 1999, Philip Webb wrote:

> (1) this is great, if it means  /  or  n  will work during partial display;

No, you won't like it: not only does it mean that / or n continue
to not-work during partial display (they remain unimplemented), it
also means that the keys that are implemented for that mode won't

Well, in a sence one can say -zap=x does enable / with partial display:
the key will be saved up and dealt with after loading is done, instead
of being dropped, so pressing / during loading will get you your
"Enter a whereis query:" but later.

I find this mode for interactive use not useful myself, but mentioned
it for completeness.

> (2) it's not great, if you can't scroll during partial display.
> any way of fixing it so it allows (1), but doesn't disable (2)?

Not easily, not this way.  Implementing the WHEREIS ('/') action in
partial display mode has little to do with this patch, it's a separate
problem, and one that gets repeated for all the other unimplemented

> i use Lynx to read many news stories,
> for which partial display is very useful,
> but so is searching for some lexeme (smile)
> which characteristically begins the actual text a/a links/ads.

Well the one gain in this context is, you could use p.m.s. to program
lynx for one initial page (if it doesn't change pattern) to skip over
the ads.  And after that's done you gain control and can move around
as you are used to.


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