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Re: [Lynx-dev] title attributes

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] title attributes
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2020 18:30:46 -0400
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On Mon, Oct 05, 2020 at 08:26:51PM +0000, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> À propos alt tags… I’d like lynx to display title attributes,
> perhaps bound to the * key as with alt, or with a new keybinding.
> From…
>       <span title="bar">foo</span>
> … it should make something like…
>         colour unchanged
>        .^,
>       {foo}[bar]
>       ↑   ↑`-v-´
>   dark colour  ↑
>              some other colour
> The colour of the curly braces surrounding the thing the title
> attribute is valid for should be something unobtrusive, e.g.
> bright black, if the application background is black (this is
> the equivalent of COLOR 8,0 in BASIC).
> The colour of foo is unchanged from current…
>       <span>foo</span>
> … or whatever element the title attribute attaches to (that
> is, green/yellow for a, etc).
> The colour of the title attribute’s value in brackets could
> be brown like for alt attributes.
> I recently had a fanfiction I was reading which had embedded
> French (which I don’t speak) and the translation within the
> title attribute “so you just need to hover the cursor over it
> to see the translation”, heh, which obviously won’t fly with
> lynx (or in PDF/EPUB or on a pocketpc).
> Someone interested in implementing it? ;-)

Since you know what you'd like it to do,
this would be a useful exercise for you.

(I'm mostly interested in fixing portability or configuration problems,
but will help integrate patches that demonstrate the feature).

Thomas E. Dickey <>

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