In message <efa574994d.jades(a)d.thurlwell.btopenworld.com>
Graham Thurlwell <lists(a)jades.org> wrote:
I've noticed an oddity with Netsurf when saving FAQs from
). Under the current submission
guidelines for the site, all text FAQs are plain ASCII files.
Having loaded an FAQ from that site, selecting Page->Save gives me
save dialogue as you'd expect, but the resulting file is always
filetyped as HTML. While it is easy enough to change this in Filer, it
would be more convenient if there was some sort of option to specify
that I want to save the file as 'Text' rather than 'HTML'.
I'd have suggested either Shift-click on the link to download it
rather than display it or use Ctrl-F3 to Export->Save as text.
Unfortunately the latter strips all the whitespace down to a maximum
of a single space and in so doing losing the formatting.
According to the user guide (Drag Saving), Ctrl-Select dragging (of
the page) should follow 'text/plain is always saved as text' but
instead tries a full save. Selecting all first allows you to drag it
out as UTF8.
While I'm on, I note that on all of the files I saved from the
the full filename was retained - minus the extension. I suggest that a
'Retain PC filetype extension' option may be in order since not all
downloads intended for transfer from a RISC OS machine to a PC have an
There is a strip_extensions:0 setting you can apply to
<Choices$Dir>.WWW.NetSurf.Choices which will no longer strip
extensions. You may need to save the choices from NetSurf first to be
able to see it. It is then likely to be best to quit NetSurf, edit the
file and restart.
There is no GUI for this option.
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