Re: Tables in text browsers...

Drazen Kacar (
Fri, 25 Oct 1996 18:56:41 +0200 (MET DST)

From: (Drazen Kacar)
Message-Id: <>
Subject: Re: Tables in text browsers...
In-Reply-To: <> from Stuart Young at "Oct 26, 96 02:04:13 am"
To: (Stuart Young)
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 1996 18:56:41 +0200 (MET DST)

Stuart Young wrote:
> I think the fact that Lynx 2.6 recognises most of the HTML 3.0 and/or 3.2 
> tags (can't remember which it is..) is fairly impressive itself!

It recognizes all of them. And some not in those drafts. Like FRAME, for
> Personally the only thing I really feel Lynx needs is an update to the 
> way the help options are displayed. Mebbe a leaning towards something 
> more like Pine/Pico, with the keys down the bottom.

There is a novice mode (it is default unless changed by sysop) with that
kind of help. It should be expanded, I agree.

> Also something else in Lynx that'd be useful is the ability to select 
> (and download) inline pictures as though they were a link. Very useful 
> occasionly.

Lynx can do that for a very long time. Unless remapped in config file, press
'*' and you'll have links to all inline pictures.

> But you're right in that the tables issue needs to be addressed. Even 
> simply using tabs could be effective for a table display. ?!?

You can do that, if you want to. If you have a simple table (with only
character level markup), you can write something like this:

<tr><td>one<td><tab indent=20>two
<tr><td>three<td><tab indent=20>four

TAB is a very usefull tag that was present in HTML 3.0, but was left out from
HTML 3.2. Let us flame. :)

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