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lynx-dev TAB character in text input fields of html forms

From: John Huang
Subject: lynx-dev TAB character in text input fields of html forms
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 16:45:24 -0700 (PDT)


  I have the need to enter a string containing a TAB character into a
text field of an html form (don't ask me why; the server expects it).
I have not been able to do so with lynx because hitting the TAB key
skips to the next link in lynx.  I have also tried to enter "\t" or
"	" in place of the tab, but apparently it's not working because
the server doesn't recognize it.  Lastly I tried to change the form
html by giving my string in the "value" attribute of the "input" tag,
and that doesn't work either.

  Netscape users achieve this with Javascipt (the script assigns "\t"
to the text input field's value).  I would like to know if there is
any way I could do it with lynx.  Ideally I'm looking for a
pre-defined key combination (e.g. Ctrl-Tab or Ctrl-q TAB) that inserts
a TAB character.  Barring that, perhaps somebody can show me how I can
define such a key combination myself.

  I'm using "Lynx Version 2.8rel.2 (1998)" on a RedHat Linux 6.0
system, with Intel Pentium hardware.

  Your help is greatly appreciated.

John Huang

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