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public lynxes (was Re: Lynxviewer)

From: gregory j. rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 19:24:05 -0400
To: <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>, <jmdamour@videotron.ca>
aloha, y'all!

a far clearer picture of lynx -- with full (parsing/rendering) functionality
and inherent limitations intact -- can be obtained by actually using lynx,
courtesy of a publicly accessible telnet connection which leads directly to
the browser -- all you need to use a public version of lynx is a telnet

unfortunately, such resources are dwindling in number (action GJR: bring
issue of W3C/MIT hosting publicly accessible lynx as an evaluation & repair
tool to the CG) -- the one which i would recommend most highly is the one
which is available via:
which features Lynx 2.8.3 (which, if sailor holds true to form, will shortly
be upgraded to the latest [17 july 2001] release of lynx, 2.8.4)

note: if anyone should attempt to use this service, here's some advice: when
your telnet client makes the connection, simply ignore the initial strings
of punctuation -- if you are currently using speech, squelch it and do a
"speak-line" and you should hear the login:  prompt -- login as
"guest", then simply hit ENTER four times, and you're running the latest
full release of lynx, set to "show hyperlinks as numbers" and with
"show_cursor" turned on -- both of which are important settings for speech
access -- and with the color settings (if your display supports ansi) which
were reported (after lots of testing) by many low vision users to provide
high contrasts...

He that lives upon Hope, dies Farting.
     Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1736
Gregory J. Rosmaita, oedipus@hicom.net
       Camera Obscura: http://www.hicom.net/~oedipus/
Received on Friday, 10 August 2001 19:23:16 UTC

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