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Re: lynx-dev [PATCH]

From: Mike Castle
Subject: Re: lynx-dev [PATCH]
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 08:50:48 -0500
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On Thu, Jun 22, 2000 at 08:39:07PM +0500, Vlad Harchev wrote:
>   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

Hmmm... I thought this patch also stripped the mailto:.

Anyway, does this patch handle the case where I can hit 'g' to goto a link
and type mailto:address@hidden and expect it to bring up this mail
program?  If it doesn't, then I'd consider that to be a major flaw because
it would provide a very inconsistent interface.

On the other hand, I believe I could use CERN RULES to handle something
like  xmailto:address@hidden and do the right thing.  Though I've
never played with it. I'm hoping KW will comment though.  (By the same
token, this mechanism could replace EXTERNAL altogether, and had it been
as well explored at the time, EXTERNAL might not have gotten in; just E,
c-A, x, RET).

I think the only difficulty posed with using CERN RULES is the ability to
include the original post.  I'm not sure if the current URI is passed along
anywhere, or just the URI being followed, so can't even use lynx -dump.
And, of course, probably no easy way to pass along the current formatted
text.  Perhaps energies could be better spent enhancing CERN RULES.

>  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.

Btw, isn't the caching of ftp sessions against the specs?  Just thought I'd
seen something about that.

>  Of course, user can press '.' instead of enter - but IMO it's easier to make
> lynx slightly wiser than remind user about this.

Also, let's say, instead of using the EXTERNAL command, the user wants to
use the standard built in lynx command occasionally.  What's the mechanism
for that?

       Mike Castle       Life is like a clock:  You can work constantly
  address@hidden  and be right all the time, or not work at all and be right at least twice a day.  -- mrc
    We are all of us living in the shadow of Manhattan.  -- Watchmen

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