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Re: lynx-dev lynx and tables, looking for more information...

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev lynx and tables, looking for more information...
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 15:11:12 -0600 (CST)

> > >Unfortunately, there is no such
> > > function currently in the Lynx code.  Splitting text into lines is done
> > > in the simplest case (no relevant markup that affects line breaking) in
> > > GridText.c or, in more complex cases, in HTML.c in cooperation with
> > > GridText.c functions; but all this uses a global variable LYcols for the
> > > available width (which is the full screen width), there are no provisions
> > > for "rendering" into smaller columns of text.

> On Wed, 23 Feb 2000, Duncan Simpson wrote:
> > This is bad news, should I wait for it to change?

Depends on how badly you want better table handling in Lynx. :)

> > I have plenty of "real work" 
> > and word2x stuff to be getting on with in the mean time. I just thought 
> > some 
> > re-inventing that particular wheel was silly (the source file is 300 lines 
> > of 
> > C++, which could be quickly turned into C).

On Wed, 23 Feb 2000, Vlad Harchev wrote:
>  I don't think that global variable LYCols is a problem. We can
> #define LYCols text->LYCols
>  or something like this, without breaking anything.

Rather, first separate those occurrences of LYcols that can be generalized
to mean "column width" instead of "screen width" from those occurrences
that have to remain in their current meaning (in display_page, for example).


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