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Re: lynx-dev lynx2.8.2dev.15

From: Greg Marr
Subject: Re: lynx-dev lynx2.8.2dev.15
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 09:15:03 -0500

At 05:19 PM 1/28/99 , you wrote:
>990128 Greg Marr wrote: 
>> At 03:56 PM 1/28/99 , Bela wrote:
>>> Enhancement request: add a way to expand form textareas *on-screen*
>>> without invoking external editor.  e.g. suppose I've filled 10 lines
>>> of a 10-line on-screen textarea, then use "edit externally"
>>> and add an 11th line.  As I understand it, on return to Lynx,
>>> I'll see the new contents, all 11 lines' worth --
>>> the on-screen space will have expanded.  The request is,
>>> now that we know how to do that, add another key which means
>>> "skip the editor, just gimme another blank line at the bottom
>>> of this textarea my cursor is in".
>> Someone else asked recently about being able to paste a text file
>> into a textarea.  It can be done through the external editor,
>> but having an "Insert File" function might be nice.
>we shouldn't use up too many scarce keys on this feature,
>but we could presumably use control-keys with special meanings
>which are confined to form fields, as  ^v  is already.

Who says we have to assign a key to it by default?  If people want to use it,
they can choose which key they want to use.  If they don't need it, they don't
have to waste any keys on it.

(One of these days I'm going to get around to actually building lynx with my
compiler.  I do still have the hints that Tom sent out a while ago, but haven't
had a chance to use them.)

Greg Marr
"We thought you were dead." 
"I was, but I'm better now." - Sheridan, "The Summoning"

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