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Re: lynx-dev bytes sec?

From: Philip Webb
Subject: Re: lynx-dev bytes sec?
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 08:35:14 -0400

001023 Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 23, 2000 at 04:59:45AM -0400, Philip Webb wrote:
>> should we not add a 3rd option to  SHOW_KB_RATE ,
>> ie  KB/sec , bytes/sec  or  `do not show a rate' ?
>> the TRUE/FALSE choice would have to be replaced by eg  KB/BYTES/NONE .
>> is it difficult to do?  TD ?  DK ?
> It's not difficult to add (no one asked for that before iirc -
> since it's an experimental feature, it's not automatically
> in the configuration, so only the people who wanted it got it).

IIRC the original `bytes/sec' feature goes back to the Age of Giants,
while `KB/sec' was a later variation by someone like VH:
i've never seen the point of either & would probably suppress them, if able;
certainly, allowing suppression would help blind users
avoid having to indulge in gymnastics with their screen-readers.

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