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Re: lynx-dev [PATCH 2.8.3.dev6] patch that will prevent returning to the

From: Vlad Harchev
Subject: Re: lynx-dev [PATCH 2.8.3.dev6] patch that will prevent returning to the previous
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 00:39:15 +0500 (SAMST)

On Sat, 14 Aug 1999, Philip Webb wrote:

> 990814 Vlad Harchev wrote: 
> > This patch will prevent annoying behaviour
> > when pressing extra Key-Left in textfield activates the previous document.
> > As I remember, several people considered this as useful improvement.
> > This patch prevents this annoying behaviour by default
> > the behaviour is now controlled by variable 'textfield_stop_at_left_edge'
> > when it's FALSE, the old behaviour is in effect,
> > but I made it TRUE by default).
> > I don't know whether such functionality should be configurable
> > whether to provide commandline options and lynx.cfg setting
> > If nobody considers old behaviour useful, then the patch is ready
> > for integration (and new behaviour will be unconditionally in effect).

 I wish to add, that if sticky-inputs is off, then pressing Key-Left will
return back to previous document (as it logically should).
> it's sure good to be one of the spoil-sports for a change (smile) ...
> i don't want this change, let alone need it:
> when using Lynx to read newspapers, not infrequently i encounter
> a form field saying eg `enter your name here to win our blah-blah':
> it's at the top of the screen, so the hilite is there,
> & all i want to do is exit the document
> & go back to the index of news stories: Left-Arrow does just that.
> so AT A MINIMUM, make your device changeable in  lynx.cfg ,
> preferably with the existing behaviour as default.

 OK, old behaviour is considered usable too. Can you help inventing names for
commandline option (not necessary) and lynx.cfg setting? (This was the main
problem for me).
 Will TEXTAREA_STOP_AT_LEFT_EDGE be ok as lynx.cfg setting? What do you

> better, make your change a simple warning (still subject to  lynx.cfg ),
> ie `Do you really want to return to the previous document? Y/N'
> that should be very easy to program & should be more than adequate.

 Seems this will be more annoying than plain old baheviour...
> i have to comment more generally
> that we seem to be suffering from fidgetty programmers:
> i haven't seen any need to update my version since 2-8-2dev.19 ,
> tho' i keenly await KW's table processing.

 My POV: if you read a lot of papers (texts with majority of human words and
nonwrappable not URLs), IMO you'll enjoy justifiying lynx - it looks very
nice - I advice you to try it. Complete support for justification is in

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