Re: VT100 (Fote?)

Paul Prescod (
Sat, 26 Jul 1997 12:22:38 -0400

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Date: Sat, 26 Jul 1997 12:22:38 -0400
From: Paul Prescod <>
Subject: Re: VT100 (Fote?)

Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
> I recently posted:
>  > And why are we hamstrung by VT100 anyway? I've seen better
>  > technology in character mode (look at FoxPro for DOS and Xenix),
>  > so why aren't we seeing any improvements there?
> Is there some technical limitation preventing the development and
> deployment of a character-based windowing environment via VT100?
> The implementation of popup menus in Lynx leads me to believe that
> windowing should be possible... perhaps even adjustable frames and
> tables...

Emacs does character-based windowing on text terminals (including

 Paul Prescod