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Re: patch (was: Re: lynx-dev LYNXCFG:, LYNXCOMPILEOPTS:)

From: Henry Nelson
Subject: Re: patch (was: Re: lynx-dev LYNXCFG:, LYNXCOMPILEOPTS:)
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 11:39:10 +0900 (JST)

> >> > It is not true.  Not when the forms options page is not used.
> I think this will only complicate things even more:

Making the wording true and explicit will not complicate things.
Incorrect information always is a source of confusion.

> there are many places in docs where we assume form-based menu
> without explicit note - options_help.html explain the latter
> so old-style menu userse may be surprized one day.
> We could not even agree on the naming of two types of option menus...

This situation needs to be corrected.  First we need to come up with
a name.  Unfortunately, somewhere I misplaced Philip's suggestion.
(If you remember, would you send me synopsis of what you posted before,
Philip?)  Anyway, after sleeping on it, I tend to favor Klaus's
proposal of "forms-based Option Menu" and "fixed-fields Option Menu."
If there is general agreement, I'll begin slowly with the docs in
the top-level directory, INSTALLATION and lynx.cfg.  Later I'll get
to lynx_help/Lynx_users_guide.html.  All relevant files under src/
and the configure script I would leave to you or other developers
(except perhaps for gettexted strings).  I see nothing wrong with it
being an on-going, months-long process.


PS  This is off-topic, but since I'm not sure of myself, I'll just
    tack it on here in case someone cares to respond.  There is the
    command line option -validate.  Does this block all of Lynx's
    internal URLs?  The option is advertised as "accept only http URLs",
    so IMO -validate should not allow any internal URLs, unless the
    documentation is revised.  I would naturally, as a non-developer,
    assume that -validate means that the forms-based Options Menu would
    not work.

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