Re: Feature request: "inspect link", "paste quote", "paste link"

Matthew J Gering (
Thu, 26 Jan 1995 10:08:57 +0100

> "Daniel W. Connolly" <> writes:
> >Feature request of the day: I wish NetScape, Mosaic, et. al had the
> >feature available in lynx, the original NeXT browser, and I believe the
> >emacs w3 browser; that is, to inspect a link without traversing it.
> >
> >In Netscape/Mosaic, if I see a link to the document that I want to
> >tell my friend about, I have to either traverse the link and copy the
> >address out of the "current document address" text field (which may
> >take more time than I'm interested in, or worse: if it's a postscript
> >document, this approach won't work at all) or I have to do "view source"
> >and copy the address out of there (which might be a relative link, in
> >which case I have to do some surgery to come up with the absolute link.)
> AIR Mosaic can do this, too... hold down Control-Shift while clicking on the
> link, and it gets copied to the clipboard.

As does the formerly mentioned Netscape running on Win31. Just moves the
mouse pointer over the link.

-- Matt