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Re: lynx-dev [PATCH]

From: Vlad Harchev
Subject: Re: lynx-dev [PATCH]
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 20:39:07 +0500 (SAMST)

On Thu, 22 Jun 2000, Henry Nelson wrote:

> > > >  Here is a patch that allows user to trigger execution of commands 
> > > > declared
> > > > via EXTERNAL setting. To allow this, one more field to the syntax of 
> > > > the value
> > > 
> > > Isn't this already accomplished using CERN RULES stuff?  Making this a
> > > duplication of function?
> > 
> >   No, seems it doesn't. It's a feature allowing you to execute external
> > program defined by 'EXTERNAL' setting, by pressing enter or arrow-right on 
> > a 
> > link instead of a '.'.
> Could you provide the name of the thread and approximate date this subject
> was discussed on lynx-dev?  Thanks.  I have forgotten what the advantage of
> pressing enter or rightarrow is over pressing '.'.  (Why not just re-map
> the EXTERNAL key?)

  Subject: "Re: lynx-dev Re: external mail programs"
  Date: Jan 6 2000
  From: "Eduardo Chappa L." <address@hidden>

  It turns out that Eduardo wrote a patch that allows invoking pine for
composing letters when mailto: link is activated (as I understood). If my
patch is applied, then by adding to lynx.cfg
EXTERNAL:mailto:some-pine-wrapper-stripping-mailto-prefix %s:TRUE:TRUE

 user will be able to use pine for composing letters. Also see the example for
using 'links' browser for browsing ftp sites - this patch looks like a very
useful addition.
 Of course, user can press '.' instead of enter - but IMO it's easier to make
lynx slightly wiser than remind user about this.
 Of course you can map EXTERNAL command to enter ot right-arrow - but how
would you activate normal links (what key to bind to)? So no
duplication of existing functionality added by this patch.

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