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Re: lynx-dev removing HTMLSRC_* stuff: suggest a new setting name, pleas

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev removing HTMLSRC_* stuff: suggest a new setting name, please
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2000 15:55:09 -0600 (CST)

On Mon, 4 Dec 2000, Vlad Harchev wrote:
> On Tue, 4 Jan 2000, Klaus Weide wrote:
> > On Mon, 4 Dec 2000, Vlad Harchev wrote:
> > >  I'm removing HTMLSRC_* stuff (hiding all setting with names begining
> > > HTMLSRC_blah
> > > under a one, with subscription by the blah, case of blah doesn't matter). 
> > > What
> > > should be the name of that setting? I suggest PSRCSPEC.
> > >  (Ie, new way to say "HTMLSRC_comment:b:!b" will PSRCSPEC:comment:b:!b).
> > > 
> > >  Any suggestions?
> > 
> > Why not just 
> > 
> >   PRETTYSRC:comment:b:!b ?
> > 
> > Or
> >   PSRC:comment:b:!b? .
>  I already sent patch with PSRCSPEC name chosen.

Asking our opinion and then sending the patch anyway without giving us
time to respond is bad form.  Well at least if you try to use "I already
send it" as some kind  of argument for anything.

> Seems that PRETTYSRC and PSRC
> are equally uninformative, while PSRCSPEC tells that it's some specification
> (not simply the value). But I don't insist on PSRCSPEC.  

Then make it PRETTYSRC_SPEC, pretty please.
The choice between saving 5 or 6 characters per occurence, and making
it more obvious what it's about, should be a no-brainer.

That reminds me...
The description of "pretty source view settings" is completely
incomprehensible, unless one already knows how it works.  Does anyone
disagree?  Has anyone tried to create or modify their own -prettysrc
formatting, going by the lynx.cfg description, and actually understood it?
(I know I didn't before I actually started to fiddle with the source.)

One basic problem - it talks about "internal html markup" but never
introduces that term or explains what it does.


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