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Re: lynx-dev Other problems with Lynx

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Other problems with Lynx
Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 11:59:59 -0500
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On Sun, Dec 29, 2002 at 05:42:48PM +0100, Peter Rasmussen wrote:
> Here comes my pet-peeves that I have had for some time with Lynx, but that I
> never got around to talk about. Being in the mood I'll go ahead :-)
> I believe they aren't just mis-configurations, but I could of course be wrong.
> 1.When asking to see the source by pressing '\' a new request is sent to the
>   server. Building 2.8.5dev12 with '--enable-source-cache' I hoped that it
>   wasn't so anymore, but as far as I can see in my Apache access_log it still
>   does. Have I been misled, or have I misunderstood?

probably the latter - I recall this being discussed a few months ago, and
noticed that source-caching didn't handle this case (I agree it should).
> 2.When entering text in a FORM, the page in Lynx is always a little messed up.
>   For example in talkbacks I get the following:
> ===========
> I didn't use the configure switch '--disable-forms-options' but let it build
> with the defaults.
> The first lines can be dealt with and I have gotten used to it, but the actual
> comments box (TEXTAREA) annoys me, because each line scrolls and only the 
> little window of the initial line width is viewed and only the designated 
> lines
> are allowed. It makes it very painful to use if you want to write something 
> longer than what the ROWS and COLS tags says. Either an external editor, eg. 
> vi
> or vim, should be spawned or the TEXTAREA editor in Lynx should be improved.

well, you _can_ spawn an external editor.  The builtin support is not good.
> >From the same talkback experience I noticed that the resulting page doesn't 
> honour <BR> or <P> tags, at least not in the same way that Mozilla does. I 
> have
> no example right now and I don't want to mess with the time of LinuxToday
> editors for that purpose, but the next time I write soemthing there I'll save
> it and let you have a look at it, unless you know what it is about.

ah - that's an area where we can't make everyone happy, since different
browsers do interpret those differently for the amount of blank lines.

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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