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Re: lynx-dev Re: [PATCH 2.8.5-dev14] *Really* large tables

From: Ilya Zakharevich
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Re: [PATCH 2.8.5-dev14] *Really* large tables
Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 23:41:28 -0700
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Henry Nelson wrote:

    > There is no dependence between number of cells in a row and that of
    > the previous row.

    Unless the previous row is the first row in the table?

Do not see why this would be relevant.

    > Number of cells in a row has nothing to do with the screen width.  It

    Since Lynx can't adjust point size of the font as a GUI browser can, the
    screen width will dictate the "sensible," i.e., arbitrary, number of cells
    that can reside in a single row?

You misunderstood.  The screen width is determined by the client.  The
number of cells in the row is determined by the server.  These are two
unrelated issues.

And: recently I changed some longs to shorts; so lynx will not able to
sensibly show more than circa 32K cells in a row.  ;-) Of course, the
practical limit is the lynx line width, which is hardwired to be 1000
chars (or is it 2000 chars?).  So the practical limit is circa 500
cells (assuming a cell of width 1, and one space to separate them).

Actually, with "ladder" present lynx does not need a space to separate
cells ;-), so it may be up to 1000 cells.  [Of course, you need to hit
an extra key to enable the "wide" mode.]

Hope this helps,

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