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Re: lynx-dev Other problems with Lynx

From: Leonid Pauzner
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Other problems with Lynx
Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 20:23:50 +0300 (MSK)

29-Dec-2002 17:42 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?

Search lynx.cfg for SOURCE_CACHE symbol, it is defaulted to NONE.
set it to FILE or MEMORY and you get it.

> 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

This is just the 'O'ptions Menu output, have nothing with TEXTAREA.

> 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.

Try ^E^E to spawn the editor within TEXTAREA.

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