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lynx-dev (patch) jumps ambushes

From: Philip Webb
Subject: lynx-dev (patch) jumps ambushes
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1999 18:05:23 -0500 (EST)

i just burnt my fingers with the jumps file.
if you have the wrong URL corresponding to `?',
Lynx will display that URL when asked with confusing results.
the ancient sample offered in the package needed improvement (below),
but there is a strong case for improving Lynx behaviour too:
why does it not use the URL in  lynxcfg:  to find the file to display
& why does the list have to be ASCII-alphabetical?
it looks like a bit of ancient hacking, never revisited.
KW (who reminded us all of how to use jumps a few months ago)?

--- old/jumpsUnix.html  Fri Dec  3 17:24:14 1999
+++ new/jumpsUnix.html  Fri Dec  3 17:42:28 1999
@@ -9,9 +9,16 @@
     <h1>Shortcut List</h1>
-  Following is a list of shortcut names and the target links associated
-  with them.  In Lynx, pressing J followed by one of these shortcut names
-  will jump you directly to the link.  This list will expand over time.<p>
+  This is a sample jumps file created in the early days of Lynx:
+  you should use it as a template, replacing with your own choices.
+  See Users Guide for details of how the `j' command works.  
+  *** IMPORTANT *** You must have the correct URL for your own list
+  corresponding to the abbreviation `?' below: otherwise,
+  Lynx will display an incorrect list with misleading results.<br>
+  *** ALSO *** The entries must be in ASCII order:
+  otherwise, Lynx will not be able to find them.
 <!-- The list *MUST* be kept SORTED, one entry per line -->
 <dl compact>

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