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Re: Text-mode User Agent for Microsoft Platform

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Sat, 08 May 2004 02:34:41 +0200
To: Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo <coordina@sidar.org>, "'Matthew Smith'" <matt@kbc.net.au>, "'WAI Interest Group'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <opr7nnv3rzqi58ur@mail.sidar.org>

I used to use Lynx under windows directly, but never really liked it. And 
it's a pain to configure lynx-viewer the way a real lynx user runs, so I 
find it is more of a lightning demo tool, rather than something you can 
use to go a long way into the topic with.

On the other hand I find that Opera, with its "user mode" style swapping 
is pretty cool as a quick way of demonstrating this sort of stuff. Or I 
use lynx on my machine, for real :-)



On Sat, 8 May 2004 00:45:07 +0200, Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo 
<coordina@sidar.org> wrote:

> Hi Matthew,
> For this maybe can be usefull the Lynx Viewer
> (http://www.delorie.com/web/lynxview.html) or the "Accessibility Tool
> Bar"
> (http://www.nils.org.au/ais/web/resources/toolbar/index.html#download).
> Best regards,
> Emmanuelle
> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] En
> nombre de Matthew Smith

> 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?
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