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Re: public lynxes (was Re: Lynxviewer)

From: Jean-Marie D'Amour <jmdamour@videotron.ca>
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2001 11:40:13 -0400
Message-ID: <000501c1227b$e9bec540$3543c818@ca.mshome.net>
To: "gregory j. rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, "EOWG" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Hello all,

It's an interesting solution and a more precise one in regard of Lynx
evolution. But, Lynxviewer seems more easy to use for someone who does not
know Lynx already.


Jean-Marie D'Amour, M.Ed.
CAMO pour personnes handicapées
Montréal, Québec, Canada

----- Original Message -----
From: "gregory j. rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>
To: <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>; <jmdamour@videotron.ca>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2001 7:24 PM
Subject: public lynxes (was Re: Lynxviewer)

> aloha, y'all!
> a far clearer picture of lynx -- with full (parsing/rendering)
> and inherent limitations intact -- can be obtained by actually using lynx,
> courtesy of a publicly accessible telnet connection which leads directly
> the browser -- all you need to use a public version of lynx is a telnet
> client...
> unfortunately, such resources are dwindling in number (action GJR: bring
> issue of W3C/MIT hosting publicly accessible lynx as an evaluation &
> tool to the CG) -- the one which i would recommend most highly is the one
> which is available via:
>    <telnet://sailor.lib.md.us>
> which features Lynx 2.8.3 (which, if sailor holds true to form, will
> 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:
> 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)
> were reported (after lots of testing) by many low vision users to provide
> high contrasts...
> gregory.
> -----------------------------------------------------
> 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/
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