On 11 Jan 2006 as I do recall,
"David J. Ruck" <druck(a)druck.org.uk> wrote:
> Its is illogical, defeating the whole point of a having a directory
> hierarchy. I know why people wanted it, but its the wrong solution to the
> The correct solution is; to either warn if the file being saved will
> overwrite an existing file and offer the chance for the user to save to a
> different name as many other applications do, or acknowledging this is
> likely to be a common occurance, to automaitcally postfix the filename to
> make it unique, as some other browsers do. For example IE will create 3.jpg
> 3(1).jpg 3(2).jpg I suggest using 3, 3_1, 3_2 for RISC OS.
I suspect you are mistaking why people liked it; not in order to avoid
overwriting files, but in order to retain information on where the
files *came from*. To take a real-life example from my "Downloads"
directory... the file saved by the old Netsurf as "stronghelp sh285" is
rather more useful than your proposed solution of a file called
I'm not sure programmer ideology ought to override user demand.
But what we need to know is, do people want nasally-insertable computers?
> Recent CVS Activity 2006-01-09 00:12
> Implement Adjust-click close behaviour for local files.
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I was trying to explain to someone why so many pages he visits "look
funny" - it was evident his browsers settings were odd. I began to
construct a page to demonstrate this and found it very educational to run
it through a number of browsers, including NetSurf.
Is it odd that I find Fresco to have the most pleasing default result?
No one else has mentioned this so I'm probably in a minority of one
but since the recent work on URL completion something's changed in the
types-in URLs pop-up window:
Previously, when one of the entries was chosen it was treated as "just
typed in" and moved to the top of the menu again. Now it just stays
where it is in the menu -- moving down a line whenever I type in a
What this means is that my commonly used URLs slowly make their way to
the bottom of the menu and fall off -- so I have to type them in
again. Previously the most-used kept being moved back to the top
(because I kept using them) while the one-offs and seldom-used slowly
drifted to the bottom and fell off.
I, for one, definitely preferred the earlier behaviour and if there's
any chance of it coming back I'd appreciate it.
(Thanks very much to the NetSurf developers -- I use NetSurf for about
90% of my browsing.)
Steve Turnbull (steve@theturnbulls(dot)fsworld(dot)co(dot)uk)
... Shh! Be vewy quiet, I'm hunting wuntime errors!
NetSurf goes from strength to strength, but in my mind it still has
two significant problems: the fact that if I try inadvertently to run
a second copy I get an unhelpful error message in a narrow strip in
the centre of the screen, the only way out of which is to do a reset,
and: the continued clash with RiScript, though I think this is being
worked on. I know these shouldn't happen with disciplined use of the
computer, but in the real world ...
I just wondered if one could take a leaf out of Oregano 2's book, and
have some lines in the !Run file such as:
If "<NetSurf$Running>" = "Yes" Then Error NetSurf is already running
If "<RiScript$Running>" <> "" Then Error RiScript is running; please
quit this first.
Set NetSurf$Running "Yes"
(RiScript sets the RiScript$Running variable, helpfully)
it the very end of the file.
Would such lines be effective and permissible?
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On Thursday 05 January 2006 22:41, Paul Vigay wrote:
> I'm in the process of redesigning a site for someone using Frames (lesser
> of two evils - they wanted Flash!) and not only does it not look correct
> in the latest NetSurf but, more worryingly, none of the links in the
> navigation frame work at all.
> It's at http://www.theabar.co.uk/dec05/
Could you be more specific about "it [does] not look correct"?
I can't reproduce the links not working. Could you describe what happens when
you hover and click on them?
This is the first site I've seen that has frames nested 4 deep, so I think
that NetSurf does quite well :)
An interesting anomoly between browsers. Because I tend to look at how
my HTML appears in Netsurf initially, I've deleted all the deprecated
'nowrap's and, until I get my head around CSS, use ' ' within the
text to stop wrapping.
Everything looks fine in Netsurf and Oregano 2 and Firefox on a PC but
IE shows something like W 34 - 12
as wrapping after the dash (-). Very strange. I replace the dash with
­ which showed OK in Netsurf, blank in Firefox on a PC and blank
and still wrapping in IE.
So for that particular pattern I've resorted to nowrap and
within the text. Belt and braces. :o))
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