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Re: lynx-dev dev.9 question

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev dev.9 question
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 18:53:35 -0500
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On Tue, Nov 26, 2002 at 03:00:06PM -0500, Larry W. Virden wrote:
> At <URL: > is a public Wiki.  I use lynx to visit
> these pages quite regularly, editing pages when appropriate.
> The process of editing the page is to first visit the page, then select
> the "Edit {insert title of page here}" submit button.  At that point,
> lynx displays a text box with the contents of the page in it.
> I then move into the text box, instruct lynx to invoke my personal editor
> with the contents of the box.  I do my editing, and leave my editor.
> A small percentage of time, Lynx asks me if I want to wrap the lines,
> and I say no (seeing as I do not care to accidentally break source code, etc.)
> A small percentage of the times I am asked if I want to wrap the lines, Lynx
> indicates at this point, I believe, that it is wrapping the lines anyways.

I see some logic that does this if the lines are really too long (longer
than 1024).  Lynx has a fixed limit on the longest lines that it might
try to display.
> This I don't understand.  Lynx was able to allocate lines large enough
> for the data when first generating the page.  So there should not need to
> be a case where Lynx cannot allocate buffers large enough for the lines.
> Has anyone looked at this part of the code?  Is this something that might,
> perchance, be improved in the upcoming dev.10 release?
> -- 
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> be construed as representing my employer's opinions.
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