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

From: purslow
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] how to maximize client area???
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2005 14:50:37 -0500
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050130 Chuck Martin wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 28, 2005 at 08:45:38PM -0500, address@hidden wrote:
> In fact, I find it highly useful.

so, no-one will be preventing you from setting it for yourself.
don't try to impose it on others who don't need it.

> For one thing, without those spaces,
> it's impossible to tell the difference between an H2 header
> and a single line paragraph, which makes it very difficult
> to scan through the headers in a web page when searching for something
> or when trying to get a rough idea of a web page's content.

why don't you use a GUI browser for such things ?
i use Lynx mainly to send news articles to people via e-mail,
when the indentation is a big pain, taking space unnecessarily
or requiring a lot of editing to remove it.
otherwise, i use it to read local help files,
where what is important is the text, not the variations in headers.

surely, anyone outside the poorest parts of the World today
has access to Firefox, Konqueror & other graphical browsers,
which display WWW pages as their authors intend them to be seen.
Lynx still has important uses, but in limited contexts.

> In fact, if you look through the src/DefaultStyle.c file
> at the number of spaces in the various structures,
> you'll find that information very useful in understanding web pages.

i'm not the slightest interested in "understanding web pages".
i use Lynx for a couple of practical everyday purposes,
where the actual text is important & structure largely irrelevant.

sorry if i'm being a bit harsh -- it's not personal (smile) -- ,
but i really am irritated by the narrow-minded attitude of some replies.
what's needed is a choice in  lynx.cfg  & the Options menu,
when i can suppress the indentation & you can set it how you want.

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