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lynx-dev hidden links

From: Philip Webb
Subject: lynx-dev hidden links
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2000 00:42:27 -0400

000615 Klaus Weide wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Jun 2000, Larry W. Virden wrote:
>> Lynx seems to have problems with links that consist of space, eg
>> query a connection between two British railway stations
>> then ask for "Detail" or "Journey guide".
>> the "Train No" column does not contain a train number
>> but the empty space is linked to further details about the train.
>> Lynx makes them inaccessible.
> Those links are what lynx regards as "hidden links".
> A combination of -hiddenlinks=merge and link numbering
> makes them accessible (by the numbers).
PW>  -hiddenlinks  is not mentioned in Users Guide.

further thoughts:
what is the criterion for Lynx to treat a link as hidden?
what was the rationale for introducing this feature into Lynx?
does it still have any usefulness a/a `merging' all such links?
shouldn't there be an item in  lynx.cfg  or Options to handle these cases?

it does work as KW suggests (of course, smile),
but ONLY if you  g  to the link number:
you can't use arrow keys to navigate to the link.
Lynx could very easily create a dummy link name for these cases.

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