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Fri, 7 Jul 2000 05:23:33 -0700
Please forgive a bit of sentimental crap. The following is taken
from a message to my friend Luca in Italy, but is directly related
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> Hi Luca! I thought of something else, maybe you can help:
> issue now. I've been reading about completely inaccessible sites
> option more and more often. I don't see very many of them personally,
> but it's getting to be a problem for some.
> The thing is that it's very difficult to make Lynx render tables,
> same reason: it parses HTML in *one pass*, unlike graphical browsers,
> which do recursive passes to render nested tables and so on.
> That's why it's so fast too.
> Some regulars on the lynx-dev mailing list are saying it would
> be simpler to write a variant Mozilla to run in text-only mode
> [ie: something you could use from a terminal] than it would be
> to restructure Lynx's code so completely. Some are even wondering
> if Lynx will have any practial use in the future. They could
> be right, but I really don't *like* that idea: Lynx was around
> in some form or other before the Internet as we know it [in fact,
> the earliest kinds of hypertext were written for Lynx], and it's
> kept pace beautifully until now. There are few traditions here
> and memories are short, so I think the first browser should exist
> and thrive in the *present* if at all possible.
> of a possible way to make it work on the client-side. Since you
> practically breathe web-authoring, I just wondered if any of this
> makes sense to you:
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> Thanks again. If I'm just babbling here, it's ok; wouldn't be
> the first time. ;-)
> "We are sorry to announce that the world is coming
> to and end.
> Please log off now."
> -- unknown
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