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Re: Minimal Browser Capabilities

From: Phillip Pi <philpi@apu.edu>
Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 09:18:07 -0800 (PST)
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For those with UNIX, do people use Links? http://links.sourceforge.net
I believe it is a better text Web browser than Lynx. However, I still test 
Web sites with both Lynx and Links :).
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> > >  > 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.
Received on Tuesday, 25 December 2001 12:18:08 GMT

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