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Re: [Lynx-dev] heading to heading navigation

From: davidson
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] heading to heading navigation
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 02:20:33 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: Alpine 2.10 (DEB 1266 2009-07-14)

On Mon, 6 Nov 2017, Thomas Dickey wrote:

Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2017 10:31:27 +0530
From: Vikash Kesarwani <address@hidden>
To: address@hidden
Subject: heading to heading navigation

Is it possible to do a heading to heading navigation in lynx or is there
any patch available for this?

I'm not aware of any way to do this.

What I frequently find convenient (YMMV) is to launch a pager that can
search for regular expressions in the rendered text. Provided, of
course, that the headings in the document are sufficiently

Add an entry to lynx's printer menu, for a pager that can search for
regular expressions. (The comments in lynx.cfg suggest such an entry.)
I use something like this, in lynx.cfg:

 PRINTER:View with less:less %s:TRUE:512

Then you can launch the pager from the printer menu and skip around
how ever the pager permits.

Of course, you've then taken a vacation from the web browsing
environment. You're not doing it "in lynx".

But hey, you didn't want to browse that dumb old web/filesystem at the
moment anyways. You already found the document you were looking for;
now its time to page through a page, with the right tool for that job.

Also, if you're going to stick to that document for a while, it is
nice to have the ability to bookmark multiple positions on the
page. less can do that too.

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