There may be such a mechanism, in fact may have been for a while. The
latest version of the DOS html viewer, viewhtml comes with an internal
command that will start a web browser of your choice (e.g., netscape)
and feed the html page you are viewing within yarn, to the browser.
This works only if you run win 95, and run yarn within a dos box.
Viewhtml is free and can be found at:
The nice thing about this mechanism is that, you dont have to use it.
It is a user initiated, interactive command - a key you press, should
you see a web link you just have to follow to its target. viewhtml
also lets you save the html text to a file, and/or strip its html tags,
Now that I think of it, there has been a way to do something like this
within win 31 or 3.11 for quite a while: The programs, ``schedule'' and
``run'' allow one to run windows (31) programs from within dos boxes.
Thus, one could configure metamail or other mail decoder to run a
windows web browser whenever yarn encounters some html (MIME specified)
text. But then this would happen to you automatically with each html