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Re: LYNX-DEV Re: external editor for TEXTAREA (Was: Using Lynx woth web
Re: LYNX-DEV Re: external editor for TEXTAREA (Was: Using Lynx woth web "forums")
Wed, 1 Apr 1998 22:57:53 -0500 (EST)
to follow up on what Jan Hlavacek said:
> > I think this is much more realistic than a special internal Lynx mode, but
> > there is one caveat. I suspect a significant proportion of the demand for
> > this is from people with captive accounts or from dedicated Lynx terminals;
> > shelling to an editor is likely to compromise the security of such systems,
> > as most Unix editors aren't designed to lock people in. That means you
> > can't realistically have it as the only option.
> Doesn't lynx have some primitive builtin editor which handles mailto and
> newsgroups postings?
Yes, but it is pitiful in this day and age when there are alternatives
such as pico.
And the security problems are not insuperable. You just put the
programs that Lynx needs as helpers in jail with it.
Or some such.