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Re: Minimal Browser Capabilities

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 10:38:29 -0500 (EST)
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
cc: Vadim Plessky <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>, sethmr@bellatlantic.net, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0112251036160.18618-100000@smarty.smart.net>
On Mon, 24 Dec 2001, Kynn Bartlett wrote:

> At 8:49 PM -0500 12/24/01, Access Systems wrote:
> >On Tue, 25 Dec 2001, Vadim Plessky wrote:
> >  > Of course, you need to have JavaScript enabled to get this code working :-)
> >  > // but you can't do any on-page browser detection without 
> >JavaScript, anyway.
> >But Javascript is not normally on in Lynx.  (in fact I don't know how to
> 
> Lynx doesn't do JavaScript.  This should be considered a serious shortcoming
> in Lynx, but instead it seems to be viewed as a virtue.  I'd really like
> to see text browser that did JavaScript and CSS.

in some ways it is a virtue

> See, we need to assume some level of basic support.  Okay, so some
> browsers won't measure up to it -- but some browsers (such as Lynx)
> have not been reprogrammed in 5 years.  More recent browsers do

??????? lynx version 2.8.3 was released on 17 July 2001!!!  it is
maintained actively by the Univ of Kansas.

Bob


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