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Re: lynx-dev LYNX: sometimes need <br><br> to generate blank line

From: brian j pardy
Subject: Re: lynx-dev LYNX: sometimes need <br><br> to generate blank line
Date: Sat, 20 May 2000 23:39:50 -0400

On Sat, May 20, 2000, David Combs wrote:
> On Sat, May 20, 2000 at 10:47:32PM -0400, brian j pardy wrote:
> > On Sat, May 20, 2000, David Combs wrote:
> > > Here's the output from the chronicle of higher education:
> > > [...]
> > > 
> > > Note that below, the paragraphs are NOT separated by an "extra"
> > > blank line; if they were, the article would be MUCH MUCH easier
> > > to read -- especially when I'm displaying 132-cols wide (I have
> > > it 79 here, for sending to lynx-dev, so everyone can see it
> > > without lines wrapping on narrow screens).
> > >
> > > [...]
> > 
> > >From lynx.cfg:
> > 
> > # If COLLAPSE_BR_TAGS is set FALSE, Lynx will not collapse serial BR tags.
> > # If set TRUE, two or more concurrent BRs will be collapsed into a single
> > # line break.  Note that the valid way to insert extra blank lines in HTML
> > # is via a PRE block with only newlines in the block.
> > #
> > 
> > > PS: yes, I looked at the options page, and saw nothing
> > > related.
> > 
> > Perhaps this should be on the options page?
> >
> > [...]
> First, I've copied that neat Moynihan quote into my list of quotes.
> Thanks!

Always :)

> Second:  my lynx.cfg looks just like yours, with that
> ":TRUE" commented out.
> I suppose that means that the DEFAULT for it is FALSE?

As I understand lynx.cfg (someone else should know for sure), the
value set there when a line is commented out signifies the default.
So I think TRUE is the default.

> OK, I just duplicated that line, removed the comment,
> and changed the TRUE to FALSE, and ran lynx.

I changed mine to FALSE, viewed the URL you gave, and got blank lines.
Are you doing an INCLUDE on another file in your lynx.cfg?  I stick an
INCLUDE:/usr/local/lib/lynx.cfg.local at the end of mine and actually
did the FALSE setting in there.  

> Shows same thing -- no blank lines between paragraphs.
> What I would like is for a mode/option to do something
> NOT according to the standard: to make <br><br> issue
> a blank line.  Just so I can READ the stuff.

This SHOULD do it, from what I understand.

> I don't what buggy html-generator generates this stuff,
> but you see it here and there.  Probably NS and IE do just
> what I want.

They do.  I remember a discussion on this a while ago, concerning
changing the default.

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