Ctrl+f searching and other BBS miscellany

Continuing the discussion from How free software activist Richard Stallman surfs the web:

I believe it helps with the way BBS loads long pages. Because they are only loaded a screen at a time, ctrl+f wouldn’t be able to search-in-page comments that are lower down. The BBS built in searcher will do though, if your’re searching within a thread.


Except it searches all the topic and not the page.

Wait it does? ctrl-f brings up the default chrome/firefox/ie search window for me.

This only occurs when the topic is large enough that it is not all held in browser memory. As you scroll through a large topic, just the visible section of the stream is loaded in the browser.

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