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Re: Refreshing the Current Node

by graff (Chancellor)
on Jul 06, 2003 at 22:14 UTC ( #271824=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Refreshing the Current Node

If I see an interesting post, then I like to keep it open in a browser window and refresh the window periodically to stay on top of the discussion.

In general, it is hard to keep up with a good discussion while also trying to read a good node, if you're using just one browser window -- let alone trying to reply to a node...

It's not often that I get into the ongoing discussion, but when I do, I prefer to have that in another process that is completely separate from my browser. Since I'm a unix/xterm/command-line addict, I just start up an xterm and run -- find it in the listing of Other CB Clients. If is not for you, maybe you'll find a better alternative in the list. (I really like my approach because I can set up the xterm to maintain any number of lines of history, and scroll back over everything I've seen at anytime -- not having html linkage is sometimes a pain, but then I can go back to the CB in the browser to follow a link in the discussion.)

If nothing else, just have two browser windows -- one that stays on the Monastery Gates so you can "reload" it at will to watch the discussion, and another for viewing and posting nodes.

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Re: Re: Refreshing the Current Node
by svsingh (Priest) on Jul 07, 2003 at 17:23 UTC
    Thanks for your comments graff and belg4mit. I wasn't clear. By discussion, I meant a node and its reply nodes, not a CB discussion. Sorry if this caused any confusion.

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[Eily]: It can also be used to force a copy, and remove magic from a variable
[Eily]: there was a post some time ago about variable coming from regex taking more space than the same string defined directly IIRC
[Eily]: and if there's XS, make sure the scalar holds a string representation, that sounds like bad practice though (forcing that on the call side)
[choroba]: You should never pass $1 without double quotes to a sub
[choroba]: or "I should never", at least
[choroba]: that's not the sub's business
[Eily]: choroba but does $name = $1 solve the issue ?
[Eily]: if so, most subs start with my (VARIABLES) = @_ anyway

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