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Re: lynx-dev Re: Getting Rid of "[LINK]"s for No-ALT Image Links?

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Re: Getting Rid of "[LINK]"s for No-ALT Image Links?
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 07:51:07 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 10 Nov 1999, Mike Harris wrote:

> On Wed, 10 Nov 1999, Klaus Weide wrote:
> -> As I said, no.  (unless it's some hidden feature I haven't discovered
> -> myself.. but I doubt it.)
> Well, I appreciate your assistance, anyway.
> -> Some have, although just looking around briefly, I could (to my surprise)
> -> not find an obvious example.
> Internet Movie Database, as an example.

Ok, I found a page (had to look around a bit) at

Come to think of it, FTP directory listings generated by my squid also
have that annoying duplication - lines that look like

[8] [DIR]   [9]lib. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct 10  1998
[10] [LINK]  [11]lynx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mar 31  1999  ..more stuff..

Only in that case the "[LINK]" (as well as the "[DIR] ") is actually
the value of an explicit ALT attribute...

To generalize (from this admittedly limited data set), even when
links are duplicated (as clickable images AND text links), it is
not clear that "the IMG has no ALT" is a good criterium to detect

I think tweaking such pages for better display is another case for
using some form of external filtering program (just being discussed
again on the list) - if the user cares enough to do something about
it - as opposed to building more special-case code into lynx itself.
Yes, using some such external filtering program (an awk script that
removes all <IMG>s without an ALT, or whatever) should be more
convenient than it is.

PS. Unrelated plug, <> has a table near the
    end that is rendered fine in tabular form by lynx2.8.3dev.14's
    TRST code.


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