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Re: LYNX-DEV Idea for hopefully new feature

From: Michael Warner
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Idea for hopefully new feature
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 1997 17:29:24 -0700 (PDT)

On Sun, 7 Sep 1997, Bela Lubkin wrote:

> Larry W. Virden wrote:
> > I hope I have not missed this feature because my terminology and lynx's is
> > different.
> > 
> > When I press my keyboard's up and down arrows, the next n lines of text
> > displays.  Sometimes though what I want lynx to do is position itself at
> > the next hyperlink, regardless of how many lines of non-hyper text are
> > in between.
> > 
> > I know that I can specify a specific link number and use Goto.  But
> > would it be hard to add a Next and Previous link scrolling feature? 
> How about Goto +1, Goto -1?  follow_link_number() in LYGetFile.c looks
> like the place to modify.  You would also have to do something in
> LYMainLoop.c to allow +number and -numbers to be entered, and to allow
> "number" to be distinguished from "+number".
> This would give Lynx "go [forward/back] X-number-of [hyperlinks/pages]"
> commands -- all quite useful.

I agree with Bela that 'G'oto [+|-]n would be nice, but in the
meantime, I haven't seen anyone remind Larry that '<' and '>'
(less/greater than, not cursor arrows) are listed in the keymap ('k')
as delivering previous/next link capability.

Michael Warner

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