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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Aside from usually having a number of tabs always open, I use one or more extra tabs when I'm browsing hierarchically through a site. From a top level page that has a number of references, I just drag a link to the task bar, opening a new tab. While that page is loading, I continue reading the original page. Then I switch to the loaded page and read it. If it has many sub-links, I'll repeat and create another tab. When I'm done with a page, I go back to the previous tab and read onto the next link. I drag that link into the tab for the page I've just finished with and continue. I'll often use tail recursion - if there is only one link on a page, I don't create a new tab for, but just go to it directly.

    The big benefit is on return - the higher level pages are still loaded, still at the same place (or perhaps further along - if the site is slow, I can often read a fair way beyond the point where I linked down while waiting for lower pages to load).