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Re: lynx-dev Tables (once again) and virtual lynx pages

From: Duncan Simpson
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Tables (once again) and virtual lynx pages
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 15:24:46 +0000

My personal feelng about tbales is that horizontal scrollis s the *wrong* 
solution and instead there should be a "render this HMTL to this width" 
feature in the rendering engine. Once that is in place and the desired width 
of columns are known it is moderately easy to figure out a sensible width for 
each column without horizontal scrolling.

A plan page is a one clu#oumn tbale of the obvious width. Pages with side 
navigation bars and tables would just ask the tablle rendering stuff to dpaste 
up a table with an apporpitae number of ciolumns). Given text marked line 
beaks pasting up the final table is easy.

The downside of this is it would presumably require completely restructuing of 
the rendering engine. I will let the experts on the lynx rendering engine 
comment on how drastic and wholesale a change would be required to make this 
reality. IMHO it would eb far wupperior table support to any sort of left and 
right scrolling idea.
Duncan (-:
"software industry, the: unique industry where selling substandard goods is
legal and you can charge extra for fixing the problems."

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