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Re: lynx-dev Question about form entry fields in Lynx 2.8

From: mattack
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Question about form entry fields in Lynx 2.8
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 1998 15:11:13 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 23 Oct 1998, Richard Steiner wrote:
>I've been using various flavors of Lynx since 2.4, and I'm not using
>Lynx 2.7.x and Lynx 2.8 on various platforms (FreeBSD, Linux, and OS/2
>When replying to a posting in that forum, Lynx only gives me a 20 row
>by 55 column reply area.
>Browsers like netscape perform an auto-wrap in that defined area.
>Lynx either forces me to enter a hard end of line in order to see
>everything on input or continue typing without word wrap and use the
>cursor keys to slowly move left and right in the line of text I typed.
>Is Lynx behaving as intended here?

Yes, Lynx is behaving as intended.  For text input, Lynx simply does 
a bunch of lines you can type text on, and merges them together.  People
have at various times talked about enabling spawning off of an editor to
edit text in these fields.  Nobody has done the work to make this happen,
plus I believe there are also security concerns.  You may want to 
check the history of the lynx-dev mailing list to see some of the
discussion on this issue.

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