__/ [Mark Kent] on Wednesday 23 November 2005 22:30 \__
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> Lee Sau Dan <danlee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>>>>>> "Roy" == Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> Roy> It sounds like the 'find as you type' paradigm, which is very
>> Roy> valuable in Firefox.
>> >> I was so glad when Firefox eventually got it. No more searching
>> >> with the naked eye for keywords on a lengthy web page.
>> Roy> Mozilla has been able to do that for quite some time.
>> Lynx has got search like 'more'/'less' more than 10 years ago.
>> (That's one big reason I liked to use lynx to read documentations that
>> are in HTML format.)
It all predates me, I suspect.
>> Roy> Speaking of 'find as you type', the nice thing about Firefox
>> Roy> is that it puts hyperlinks that are found in focus. In my
>> Roy> portal, for example, I can get to each link by matching a
>> Roy> short string to it, then hitting ENTER. Try it if you haven't
>> Roy> (F3 to skip if there are 'collisions').
>> And you can restrict your search to only link texts by starting the
That's very valuable. Thanks.
> Lynx remains, even after all these years (since it first appeared as a
> gopher option from the ITU and Cern) an excellent browser. It picked up
> most of the simple keystroke approach of gopher, with the excellent
> built-in help. It remains a stunningly fast browser, whose only GUI
> competition in speed terms would be dillo. I recall someone suggesting
> a framebuffer version of links would be really good, but I've not seen
> it get widespread useage. w3m is a really good solution to the frames
> problem, and links also offers an excellent route for frame rendering.
> w3m does provide a simple route for shelling a lynx instance for those
> "w3m/links doesn't provide" moments, as well.
> As you say, searching in Lynx has always been trivial, and its slightly
> surprising to see such a fundamental requirement being listed as a "so
> glad when xx.yy got it".
You are right, but it was rather new to me when I discovered it. I also
discovered tabbed browsing later then I should have.
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