[links-list] Re: Limited gopher support?

Mark Lundeberg mark at xriso.mine.nu
Fri May 10 16:56:20 PDT 2002


On Fri, 10 May 2002, Josef 'Jupp' Schugt wrote:

> Is it possible to add *limited* gopher support to links? This is what 
> I'm thinking of:
> 
> +------------- Gopher, mail, and telnet programs -------------+
> |  Gopher program (% is replaced with URL)                    |
> |  lynx %                                                     |
> |                                                             |
> |  Mail program (% is replaced with address)                  |
> |  pine %                                                     |
> |                                                             |
> |  Telnet program (% is replaced with "host" or "host port")  |
> |  telnet %                                                   |
> |                                                             |
> |  Tn3270 program (% is replaced with "host" or "host port")  |
> |  tn3270 %                                                   |
> |                                                             |
> |                     [ OK ]  [ Cancel ]                      |
> +-------------------------------------------------------------+
> 
> It's a bit annoying to reach a web page that has gopher links and
> then being unable to follow such links from within links :-(

Hmm... can this kind of thing be done in ELinks by using the Lua script?
I think you would put it in follow_url_hook() and then use execute() to
pop up lynx, but I'm not too sure.

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