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Re: lynx-dev [PATCH]

From: Vlad Harchev
Subject: Re: lynx-dev [PATCH]
Date: Sat, 8 Jul 2000 18:34:04 +0500 (SAMST)

On Fri, 7 Jul 2000, Mike Castle wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 07, 2000 at 02:38:09PM -0500, Klaus Weide wrote:
> > Regarding the original EXTERNAL-based patch from Vlad:
> > 
> > On Thu, 22 Jun 2000, Mike Castle wrote:
> > > I think the only difficulty posed with using CERN RULES is the ability to
> > > include the original post.  
> > 
> > If you want to be able to do that, we need to have a mailto-*specific*
> > way to hook in an external command.  It doesn't make sense to pass the
> > "original post" to a generic external-command hook; "original post"
> > usually doesn't make sense.  And saving the "original post" (or page)
> > to a file is significant overhead.  (How else could it be passed along?)
> Well, we already have the current document in rendered form on disk.... 

 No we don't have rendered form on disk - we have it in memory, and we have to
quote it by prepending '> ' to each line.

> need someway to pass it to the invoked program what file name is (envar, 
> parm, etc).  I'm not familiar with how the proxy stuff works to understand 
> if it would even be feasible.

> mrc
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