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Re: lynx-dev "sticky" things, and a half-serious proposal

From: Vlad Harchev
Subject: Re: lynx-dev "sticky" things, and a half-serious proposal
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 15:24:14 +0500 (SAMST)

On Sun, 17 Oct 1999, Klaus Weide wrote:

> On Sun, 17 Oct 1999 address@hidden wrote:
> Well, I have come up with the ultimate option:
> # The LAKABOFTIF option controls controls how lynx behaves when a
> # Left Arrow Key is pressed while the text cursor is at the Beginning
> # Of a Form Text Input Field (in line-edition mode).  The normal behavior
> # of the Left Arrow key is to return to the previous document in browsing
> # history (PREV_DOC). This option can be used for setting various different
> # behaviors in the specific situation, to prevent accidentally leaving
> # the current document when you didn't mean to.
> # LAKABOFTIF takes directives in the form 'action=condition', several of
> # these can be given separated by comma.  Condition is one of:
> #   NEVER            - never do this (same as omitting 'action' altogether)
> #   ALWAYS           - always do this
> #   IF_CHANGED       - if the current text input field was edited
> #   IF_NOT_EMPTY     - if the current text input field is empty
> #   IF_FORMS_CHANGED - if *any* form fields in the current page were changed
> # Action is one of:
> #   PROMPT - Lynx will ask what to do, giving a choice of going to the
> #            previous document or staying in the input field.
> #   IGNORE - The key is ignored, and the cursor remains in the input field.
> #   BEEP   - The key is ignored as for IGNORE, additionally lynx tries to
> #            produce and audible warning.
> #   COMMIT - The last editing changes (if any) will be committed, instead
> #            of being forgotten, even if lynx exits from line editing to
> #            return to the previous document.  This is useful in case you
> #            return later to the current document while it is still in
> #            memory, for example by following a forward link again.
> # If several 'action=condition' pairs are given, [ be filled in... ]
> # If no LAKABOFTIF option is specified, the default is to PROMPT
> # if the input field has been changed, and to never IGNORE or BEEP.
> # If the option is present but empty, i.e. just 'LAKABOFTIF:', The Left
> # Arrow key always has its PREV_DOC meaning (or other, if changed with
> # a KEYMAP options).
> #

 Klaus, how serious are you about this proposal?

 Best regards,

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