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Re: lynx-dev patch: jumps help (was jumping out)

From: David Combs
Subject: Re: lynx-dev patch: jumps help (was jumping out)
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 06:23:04 -0700

On Tue, Apr 13, 1999 at 02:13:59PM +0900, Henry Nelson wrote:
> > & yes i know it's full of <br>'s, but they make the rendered version
> > neater & easier to read using Lynx for the vast majority of users.
> All those <br>'s don't make a bit of sense to me.  What's the point
> of html?  If you absolutely need that kind of formating, you should
> do it all within <pre> blocks, IMHO.
> __Henry

Look, if he insists on including the <br>'s, let him (unless accepting
his patches means that they *belong* to him, and can never be
again modified).  Merely use an editor with an eg "query-replace"
(as does emacs), and just run down them (either as patches or in the
manual *after* the patches have been merged in), removing the
gratuitous ones.


When running lynx (or anything on the net, via shell acct via kermit)
I run from a home window that's 132 wide.  I sure like having html
fill the thing out to the full screen width.  A lot easier for *me*
(maybe not others) to read, since there's lots more on the screen
that way.

If I *want* to see a html-originated file *narrow*, all I have
to do is ^Z, do my "nowide" alias for "stty cols 79", "fg", 
and hit ^R for redisplay 79-wide.

This way it is *my* decision how I want to see it.

And I too agree, what use html if the width is hard-coded?


Before I go too far looking the gift horse in the mouth,
I want to give *huge* appreciation for *anyone* who is
helping on the code and/or the doc.


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