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

From: pAb-032871
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Tables (once again) and virtual lynx pages
Date: Sat, 13 May 2000 14:45:38 -0700

In "Re: lynx-dev Tables (once again) and virtual lynx pages "
[May/12/2000 Fri 12:10:18]
address@hidden wrote:

> On Fri, 12 May 2000, Duncan Simpson wrote:
> >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.
> Even now, links follows the HTML I would say "too closely" and you end up 
> with columns of text that are very narrow (often when a page has a column
> of links then a column of a news story).  I wish it would use more horizontal
> space, as long as it didn't use more than the width of the screen for each
> column.  

Hmm, with or without tables in mind, here's another possible use for
horizontal scrolling: inside some PRE blocks.  With some, the author
assumes your browser will do a proper word-wrap and that could result in
some REALLY long lines, but try something like's FTP search
engine, which puts its URL results inside a PRE block.

Not bad, but with long filepaths you get some unpredictable wrapping.  An
unwrapped page with horizontal scrolling would be much easier to read.

For something like that, I guess half-screen-right, half-screen-left,
full-screen-etc commands would be useful.

Wish I knew how to DO some of this stuff myself. . .


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