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Text-mode User Agent for Microsoft Platform

From: Matthew Smith <matt@kbc.net.au>
Date: Sat, 08 May 2004 07:45:55 +0930
Message-ID: <409C0A9B.3060503@kbc.net.au>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Greetings All

I am trying to demonstrate to a client how various Web pages are rendered with a 
linear, text-mode User Agent.  I feel that this would help him appreciate why 
certain pages need changing and help him spot others that require attention. 
(I'm not trying to get him to do any validation, just to get a feel for the 
usefulness of a page of image links with no alt text and the like.)

I use Lynx for this myself (I work under Linux/XFree86), but don't want to have 
to go setting up Cygwin on his Microsoft machine.  What I would really like is a 
freely-distributable, text-mode, User Agent set up to run under Windows.  A 
single .EXE file would be preferable to a complex distribution that puts 
libraries all over the place and interferes with the Windows Registry.

Anyone here have any experience with such a beast?

Cheers

M

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Matthew Smith
Kadina Business Consultancy
South Australia
Received on Friday, 7 May 2004 18:39:06 UTC

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