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Re: lynx-dev terminal emulators, SIGWINCH (was: Danish translation)

From: T.E.Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev terminal emulators, SIGWINCH (was: Danish translation)
Date: Tue, 9 May 100 15:26:47 -0400 (EDT)

> > On Tue, 9 May 2000, Duncan Simpson wrote: 
> >  
> > > My epxerience is the scrolling bogosity has not gone away. If you want a  
> > > conctere example thatn fails badly, just look to Ms windows termianl  
> > > emulator---you have to reduce the number of lines by one or the damn 
> > > thing  
> > > scrolls and things like emacs, lynx, etc work really badly. vi fials 
> > > badly too. 
> >  
> > Sounds like your lynx is not using a matching terminal description. 
> >  
> If so it is not far off. Eveyrhting works except for MS telent's scrolling  
> bogosity, which breaks vi (sceen scrolls down 1 line autoamgically when you  

or is that the insert-line/delete-line issue (vt102's implement this,
but not vt100's).

> enter a command). lynx, emacs, etx suffer the same effect only rather the  
> effect is worse. Apparently just using the bottom line is sufficient to cause 
> the bogosity to hit your program. 
> > > Proper sigwinch handling in lynx wiuld be a reallt nice extra feaure. 
> >  
> > Where do you find it lacking? 
> >  
> When i resi\e the window to a narrow widtsh the lines wrap and this causes  
> incorrect display. If I make the dsiplay wider lynx fails to make use of the  
> extra width. I think lynx really needs to re-render the page in response to  

M$ telnet (unless - I've read W2K telnet fixes this) doesn't pass resizing
information via SIGWINCH.  Not lynx's fault.
> Duncan (-: 

Thomas E. Dickey  <address@hidden>

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