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Re: Minimal Browser Capabilities

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2001 18:52:17 -0500 (EST)
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
cc: Tina Marie Holmboe <tina@elfi.elfi.org>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0112261843430.25072-100000@smarty.smart.net>
On Wed, 26 Dec 2001, Kynn Bartlett wrote:

> At 11:55 PM +0100 12/26/01, Tina Marie Holmboe wrote:
> 
> It's not THAT hard to figure out that Lynx doesn't MAGICALLY become
> a good browser just because other browsers also suck!

I don't anyone says Lynx is a "good" browser however you define "good" 

> The old rules are limited, however, and are based on an understanding
> of the web when the web was 5 years younger. 

is anything magical about the "5 year" line you keep drawing???  I have
been using what passes for the internet since 1975 (Univac 1108
mainframe) we've come a long way but while I doubt we need to support that
old Univac where do we draw the line at what we support. 

> Once again -- why am I continually having to disclaim my statements?
> -- Lynx isn't a bad application for what it does, and I like it and use
> it regularly, but it's at best a limited HTML viewer.  Why are so many
> people afraid of facing the limitations of this particular sacred

understanding the reasons for the limitations is more important than any
particular browser.  I personally would set a standard more performance
based.

as a trial balloon and I am sure I am overlooking something whatever this
baseline is should be able to be viewed by

. any 8086 computer or higher, running any version of Dos.
. any Mac OS
. any comparable "command line" OS
. free, public and supported
. not require a PPP connection to the web

???? too basic ???

Bob

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