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Re: lynx-dev latest status on java script support?

From: Thomas E. Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev latest status on java script support?
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 15:47:57 -0500 (EST)

On 5 Mar 2002, Kirk Reiser wrote:

> Well, the comments I've seen seem to indicate that one should consider
> a number of other packages including w3m, gecko and links, but not
> including lynx.  Other comments would have one legally threaten or
> cajole sites into not using java script which is probably not very
> practicle.

I don't believe that any of the text-only browsers would be suitable for
converting to handle JavaScript.  ('links' is no more likely than Netrix).
There's a trivial patch for w3m to handle a little (part of doc.output,
iirc), but that's a long way from deciding how to work with the events
and other non-text features.  (It's enough to demo, but not enough to

> I have taken a look at w3m but prefer the way lynx handles pages.  Is
> it my understanding then that lynx is not suitable for modifying to
> support java script? I realize it might be a fair amount of work. Is
> it worth doing or not?  I have to admit I didn't expect the suggestion
> to use someone elses package. 'grin'

T.E.Dickey <address@hidden>

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