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Re: [Lynx-dev] Re: how to maximize client area???, etc.

From: Chuck Martin
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Re: how to maximize client area???, etc.
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2005 07:07:24 -0500
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On Tue, Feb 08, 2005 at 06:00:19AM -0500, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> >That should work if you remove all of the quotes (they aren't necessary,
> >and will probably prevent it from working).  One caveat, however, is
> >that you must be viewing the source when using this to view the page with
> >w3m because the %s is replaced by the name of the temporary file used by
> >lynx, which will contain whatever is being viewed at the time.  If that
> >isn't the source, w3m will be looking at the plain text that Lynx
> >produced.
> But that's the case for which EXTERNAL is useful.  You can define more 
> than one EXTERNAL command.

I've used both, depending on the situation, although I usually use
EXTERNAL.  The disadvantage is that EXTERNAL causes the page to be
downloaded a second time, and sometimes I don't want to wait for that.
On the other hand, setting up a proxy like Squid and pointing all your
browsers at it might eliminate that problem because they all use the
same cache, if I understand Squid properly.  I've been meaning to do
that, and then disabling the cache completely in all of my browsers.

Using PRINTER can also be good if there's a possibility of the page
changing each time you download it in case you want to ensure you're
looking at the same data in both browsers.  Again, that might depend
on if you're using a proxy like Squid, and if the page is cacheable.


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