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Re: [Lynx-dev] Lynx pre-processing

From: Rado S
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Lynx pre-processing
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 14:50:58 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17 (2007-11-01)

=- Henry Nelson wrote on Fri  8.Aug'08 at  6:53:27 +0900 -=

> I think it has to do with Lynx's history as being available to
> very limited resource machines, i.e., it doesn't read the entire
> file into memory, but rather reads/writes the temporary file on
> disk.
> {...} There are ways to replace the temporary file Lynx thinks it
> has on disk with another, and then r)eload the file. It's a bit
> drastic, and really has nothing to do with Lynx use, so I don't
> think I will go into that.

Not as workaround, but maybe this could be implemented in lynx
itself to mimic mutt's digest handling.

> > > Don't forget that Lynx has evoked that last program (lynx or
> > > most in the examples), so you have to exit that to get back to
> > > the instance of lynx you started from.
> > 
> > That's exactly what I was looking for to avoid.
> Yes, I can understand. Mostly I _prefer_ this "feature" since I
> can use the program of my choice, but it does seem a bit clumsy to
> use Lynx itself as the pager, I admit.

Well, I use as _filter_ any program that I want, too.
Only I'd like that the output is captured by lynx rather than an
external 3rd party pager (less) or the handler application itself
(gv instead of pdf2txt or pdf2html +lynx).

> I mean, why use Lynx for graphic content when Adobe Reader and
> OpenOffice are out there? (BTW, MSIE, at least, uses these in
> exactly the same way Lynx executes its DOWNLOADER.)

Because of your still true sig!
I've actually gone to lengths to put some sun-glasses on firefox to
be as easy on the eyes as lynx is (to use where lynx still fails:
tables ;).
Lynx is still my primary browser, using GUI ones only when
absolutely no other way.
Switching to source and jumping to <img src=... and <script src=...
tags serves me well as workaround. I'm still waiting for a
convenient solution in GUI-firefox to load single images on demand
rather than "all or none", like it used to work with v1.0.1 (or

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