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Re: lynx-dev Lynx, text areas, and long line wrapping question

From: Vlad Harchev
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Lynx, text areas, and long line wrapping question
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 17:26:37 +0500 (SAMST)

On Thu, 26 Jul 2001, Thomas E. Dickey wrote:


Disclamier: I use an old lynx-2.8.3dev.14, and didn't test new versions yet
(sorry) - so what I'm saying may be completely outdated (and not looking at
the source).

* There is a compile-time limit of line length in text area (approx 2k).
* lynx's asks whether to wrap lines only if textarea's content was edited in
        external editor. If you type more than 2k chars directly in lynx, lynx
        won't suggest to wrap - it will just refuse to insert more characters
        saying that line length limit is exceeded.

 Conclusion: Larry, it seems you are trying to edit textarea content in
external editor (but you didn't mention it). Yes, if you'll type very long
line in text editor, lynx will ask whether to wrap it, and if you say no and
the line was longed than 2k, it will still wrap lines at 2k unconditionally.
 The only way you can improve the situation is by recompiling lynx with higher
line length limit (dunno what #define you'll have to tweak).

 Best regards,

> On Thu, 26 Jul 2001, Larry W. Virden wrote:
> > I have noticed that at times when I enter a particularly long line in a
> > text area, lynx asks me if I want to wrap it - I never do.  However in
> > some cases, lynx goes aheads and wraps it after asking and me saying no.
> I haven't exercised that a lot - is it wrapping the text due to limits
> in the form field, or just arbitrarily?  (I only recall seeing it work
> as documented; the main problem with textarea is that it doesn't shrink
> when you delete lines).
> >
> > That seems rude.  If lynx is going to insist on wrapping, then asking me
> > is the wrong thing to do.  But my preference is that lynx never wrap
> > my lines, because the application in question DEPENDS on the long lines
> > staying unwrapped...
> >
> -- 
> T.E.Dickey <address@hidden>
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