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Re: lynx-dev JS onclick (was still learning)

From: David Combs
Subject: Re: lynx-dev JS onclick (was still learning)
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000 22:39:08 -0700
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On Fri, Jul 28, 2000 at 07:32:37PM -0400, Philip Webb wrote:
> 000728 Martin McCormick wrote:
> > A number of our web sites at Oklahoma State U have recently been upgraded
> > and have become just awful as far as accessibility goes.
> > A few have not one single link that works under Lynx:
> > every one was generated with Microsoft Frontpage of various versions.
> > many sites use javascript "onclick" to select links,
> > which Lynx can neither understand nor generate responses to.
> you can usually get round the problem by extracting the URL from the HTML:
> it helps if you are running Screen, which allows simple cut'n'paste;
> you enter `g' , then the extracted URL (be careful to get it exactly right):
> you may need to cut'n'paste more than once to copy the whole thing.
> it's a pity no-one has found the time to program Lynx to look for such URLs
> within JS sections of HTML & offer them as ordinary links:
> it would remove a major source of JS irritation for Lynx users.

Would it be easy via perl or one of its CPAN packages?

If so, then some lynx-cmd could spawn a perl job,
with the correct args (the html file), and
the perl job could return an html file that
lynx would then read in, which would look
on screen something like a bookmarks file?

Maybe an annotated one, or with some indentation,
perhaps, related to the "depth" within the
javascript source, and display like the V-page.

Is such an approach worth anything?

(not that I could do it -- am rankest amateur at
perl the perl newsgroups have ever seen!)


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