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Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx and Text Areas

From: Foteos Macrides
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx and Text Areas
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 1997 19:45:26 -0500 (EST)

Duncan Hill <address@hidden> wrote:
>Ok, I've RTFM'd on this, and I'm not sure if it answered my question.  I
>have a textarea defined as 40 columns and 10 rows.  Lynx displays it as a
>40 x 10 text area.  no problem.  But, if I define wrap=physical shouldn't
>lynx wrap at the 40th column?  Or is this not part of the specs of a

        Lynx can't handle vertical scrolling within TEXTAREAs, only
horizontal scrolling within each line, so it doesn't pay attention to
any WRAP=physical.  The specs say that columns and rows are just display
guides, and the size of TEXTAREA content is unlimited.  If Lynx did
respect WRAP=physical, then the size *would* be limited to the column
width and rows, since it can't increase the rows.


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