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Re: Browser Question

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 03:09:23 -0400 (EDT)
To: Glenda Watson Hyatt <Glenda@eaglecom.bc.ca>
cc: WAI Interest Group Emailing List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.9910250302520.30856-100000@tux.w3.org>
Off the top of my Head Opera runs on such a machine:

There is also Arachne - a graphical browser that works in DOS - I have used
it on a 386 machine quite happily, but I forget the URI (it may be
http://www.arachne.com of course, but I think it isn't)

There are probably others - brailleSURF might do it, and is a graphical
browser. And of course early versions of Netscape were available for such
machines - I think at least Netscape 2 would do it and maybe even Netscape
3. I don't know if the license on those allows them to still be used, but I
imagine Netscape would be prepared to allow it if they didn't already. I have
no idea what the story is with IE, but someone can probably tell you.

Charles McCN


On Sun, 24 Oct 1999, Glenda Watson Hyatt wrote:

  Hi folks,
  I have a question regarding browsers, but non-accessibility related. 
  What browser, preferably graphical, would you recommend for a 486 with
  Windows 3.1?  And, more importantly, where might I find said drivers?
  A group of small businesses have joined forces and are salvaging old
  computers, refurbishing them and giving them to people with disabilities
  who otherwise couldn't afford them.  Without access to computers, access
  to the web is a moot point.
  Glenda Watson Hyatt
  Soaring Eagle Communications
  "Creating freedom and power through accessible communications"
  E Mail: mailto:Glenda@eaglecom.bc.ca
  Website: http://www.eaglecom.bc.ca
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