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Re: lynx-dev Would an Outline View be feasible?

From: G Browne
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Would an Outline View be feasible?
Date: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 21:15:39 -0500 (EST)

Thanks for your reply:

>In what context would you use it?

Two main uses:
1. Dynamic, user-controlled site maps for www sites
2. Navigating outline-oriented documents for use by
groups on an intranet (PIMs, Project Planning)

>there is very little semantically valid
>(or syntactically valid) HTML out there

There are certainly a lot of non-conforming web pages,
but many sites do use headings and lists appropriately.
That's why some graphics-mode programs already support
outline views of HTML: the w3c's Amaya browser has a
"Table of Contents" view; StarOffice has a Navigator
window; and MS Word provides two outline-oriented views.

As the premier text-mode browser, Lynx could extend outline
support to console terminals. But: is Lynx modular enough to
support an alternate Outline View?

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