Re: Search keyword dialog box in Mosaic 2.0pre0?
Fri, 23 Jul 1993 10:24:10 +0200

I want the old situation back: the space at the bottom reserved for
the search keyword. I think that showing the URL of each anchor as
the mouse hovers above it is overkill and might even confuse novice
users ("what are all these strings of computerese appearing at the
bottom at random times?"). My preference (which I expressed before
:-) would be to take 3rd mouse click in an anchor as a command that
pops up a little dialog showing as much about the anchor. Maybe, once
asynchronous interruptable IO is possible, this dialog could also try
to ping the server and ask whether the link is actually valid. I'd
also like to see other stuff that the client happens to know about the
link, e.g. whether it has cached the data and whether it's in the
hotlist or in the global history... (Where have I heard this before?)

--Guido van Rossum, CWI, Amsterdam <>