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Re: Lynx capabilities

From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 09:36:32 -0700
Message-Id: <v03130303b211d12bfb71@[134.79.129.61]>
To: www-html@w3.org
Cc: lynxdev@browser.org
At 8:58a -0700 09/01/98, John T. Whelan wrote:
>>I think you can't do it anyway - LYNX is not support HTML as graphic
>>browsers do it. It not support any "barocco" in HTML.
>>It can only read text (content) and understand there is "form" and
>>"hyprlink" and "title"  without any formatting.
>
>	This is an understatement.  While I've never seen color
>support from Lynx, the version I'm running (2.7.1 for Linux)
>recognizes the EM, STRONG, B, I and U tags, and renders each of them
>as underlined text to indicate the emphasis.  In addition, it marks up
>the contents of the S, STRIKE and DEL tags [DEL: like this :DEL].
>(INS is similarly supported.)

Well I have seen color support in Lynx, in a hacked version of 2.4.2-FM
that is used on GEnie (I suppose they haven't upgraded because then they'd
have to re-hack it). You can run Lynx in "color mode" on Genie, and then
default colors are used for hyperlinks, selected links, etc. This proves
that it is possible -- I just want to be able to specify text colors myself
(as an author). I think this is reasonable.


-Walter
Received on Tuesday, 1 September 1998 12:57:30 GMT

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