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

From: Doug Kaufman
Subject: Re: lynx-dev TAB character in text input fields of html forms
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 18:49:45 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 16 Aug 2000 address@hidden wrote:

> In a recent note, John Huang said:
> >   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
> Bummer.  I also tried ^V^I to no avail.

I don't see a way to enter a tab, either in a text entry field or in
a TEXTAREA field. The latter does allow an external editor, but even
when I enter tab from within vim, and confirm a tab (rather than a
series of spaces), it is converted to spaces when the text is put back
into lynx. I think you could probably do this by recompiling lynx
with a change in the value of the tab key in LYEditMap.c, changing it
to LYE_CHAR for at least one of the available keybindings. I don't
know, however, if other code would convert it to a series of spaces
after entry. I wonder if it might not be easier to fix the server that
expects the tab.
Doug Kaufman
Internet: address@hidden

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