Re: VT100 (Fote?)

Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor (roconnor@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca)
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 12:36:16 -0400 (EDT)


Date: Wed, 30 Jul 1997 12:36:16 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor" <roconnor@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: VT100 (Fote?)
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95q.970730123442.21627B-100000@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca>

Paul Prescod wrote:
> >  > 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
> VT100s).

How will speech browsers handle frames?

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