On 20 Feb 2005 Theo Markettos <theo(a)markettos.org.uk> wrote:
A bug and some feature requests:
Save boxes (for downloads) don't seem to like pathnames. If I type
mem:$.fish and press return, nothing happens. If I now drag the file to
the Mem:$ directory, it complains Mem:$.mem:$.fish couldn't be saved.
While we are on saving and filenames, the naming needs urgent attention as
currently its frankly mad. Please just use the leafname of the object as
given in the HTML (with the minimal of reserved character translation).
Don't use any other part of path, as I'm continually having to delete the
first part of "images img1" etc. Also why is the name truncated to an
arbitary 15 characters? I've lost dozens of things because they've been over
written due to the truncation - some overwrite confirmation would be useful
The most useful feature of Browse is it's handling of URLs as
text. I can
copy a URL in a text file, do 'save selection' and drop it onto the Browse
icon to launch the URL. With an external utility I can drag the URL out of
the URL bar in Browse and drop it on another application (perhaps a web
page I'm editing). To save the URL of a download, I right click on it,
which opens a new window and a save box. I cancel the save box, then can
drag out the URL of the new window's URL bar.
NetSurf would get used far more if it would just support URLs dragged to its
icons and window from other applications. It doesn't support inter-
application transfers of any filetype, meaning I have to cut and paste and
save to disc as a URL file, which completely discourages "I wonder if that
works in NetSurf" moments.
David J. Ruck Phone: +44- (0)7974 108301 Email: druck(a)druck.org.uk