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[Lynx-dev] Re: how to maximize client area???, etc.

From: hsv
Subject: [Lynx-dev] Re: how to maximize client area???, etc.
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2005 13:50:51 -0600

>>>> 20050204 03:21 -0500, Chuck Martin >>>>
No it doesn't.  They can be changed in the src/DefaultStyle.c
before recompiling.
I had forgotten those compile-time options....

I believe they are available for Windows (for free?).  You
installed, Lynx; you could also install the utilities needed
to do the things you want with Lynx that are better done
outside of Lynx.  Those utilities would be very useful even
apart from Lynx, too.
Aah, what heartake it was for me to install Lynx, so fearful
I am that everything of mine will be destroyed!  I mean one
day to install Linux, but fear that, too.

> If there are headers to scan!  I seldom see them, and most
> that I do serve the purpose of TITLE.

I see them quite often, so I don't know why you don't.  Most of
the pages I see that don't use them also do a lot of other
things that make them difficult to view with Lynx, like use
graphics for everything, including text.
I follow mostly event-lists, and there are few graphics, too.
The table is the main organizer, and there is one case that
in Lynx completely falls apart (uzing table for month in this
       1  2  3  4  5
 6  7  8  9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
each row by itself apart from all the stuff on that date),
but this, too, href="#...", is used to organize.  One of
them has three of H1, breakind it into three parts, but
no other header is used in any that I follow.

They also generally have an indent of about seven spaces for
everything but headers, as opposed to the three in Lynx.
They also have a much larger right margin than Lynx.
As I wrote, the form of "man"-pages is based on the printed
form, and this only substantiates it.  They were intended, as
much as may be, to look on the screen as in print, and early
computer handbooks and such generally had enormous margins,
maybe because it was so hard to rush such evanescent support
matter into print.

I believ that DEC s on-line help had much less empty space.

I really doubt that removing three spaces from the beginning
of each line is going to change the word wrap enough to add
more that three or four words to any given screenful of text,
anyway.  Maybe I'll have to try it to find out.
Well, it adds up, especially in long paragraphs, a feature of
the other stuff that I sometimes peruze, but much seldomer,
and this stuff, too has almoast no headings, only continous

As I said above, I think this would be better served by
the addition of some sort of style sheet capability.  Does
everyone else who wants to remove those three spaces want
exactly what you described above?  I doubt it. 
I am not greatly experienced in Lynx, and my suggestion was
meant to be simple, because to me simplicity generally was
Lynx s strikind feature, in spite of the army of options.

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