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Re: [Lynx-dev] Form field names [submit a form with no 'input' element /
Re: [Lynx-dev] Form field names [submit a form with no 'input' element / submit button]
Fri, 6 Nov 2015 11:32:48 +0000 (UTC)
Alpine 2.10 (DEB 1266 2009-07-14)
On Fri, 6 Nov 2015, Wes wrote:
A number of keys are bound to 'ACTIVATE', which work as advertised after ^V
(though one of those bound keys, Right Arrow, only exhibits its familiar
line-editing behavior in text fields, regardless of ^V).
What I claimed above, about 'ACTIVATE' and the keys bound to it, is not
true. I was badly mistaken. (And it serves me right, for misusing the
phrase "work[s] as advertised" to mean "does what I want it to do at the
Below, please understand "in the context in question" to mean "in a
text-field, after hitting ^V".
Contrary to what I said previously:
First of all, in the context in question, Right Arrow does not "exhibit
its familiar line-editing behavior". Not here, at least. Instead, it
merely moves the cursor to the end of the entered text.
Secondly, although the current key map here indicates that six(!) keys are
bound to ACTIVATE, it appears that not all of them submit the form in the
context in question. Those keys so bound, which do not submit the form,
merely move the cursor to the end of the entered text.
Thirdly, in the context in question, even entering ':ACTIVATE' itself does
not submit the form. Instead, it merely moves the cursor to the end of the
Consistent with what I said previously:
However, in the context in question, both <return> and ^J (bound here to
'ACTIVATE') *do* submit the form.
For the record:
$ lynx -version
Lynx Version 2.8.8dev.12 (22 Feb 2012)
libwww-FM 2.14, SSL-MM 1.4.1, GNUTLS 2.12.18, ncurses 5.9.20110404(wide)
Built on linux-gnu Mar 25 2012 11:14:04
Sorry for the confusion.