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Re: lynx-dev LYNX: hey, guys: Just what are we gonna *DO*?

From: tg
Subject: Re: lynx-dev LYNX: hey, guys: Just what are we gonna *DO*?
Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2002 20:04:00 +0000 (UTC)

begin  resend

>begin  electrogrammati illius Martin McCormick
>>      One thing I have come to appreciate is that this is a
>>huge problem that has been created by the use of ECMAscript.
>(something about
>       alert("disable javascript");
>       top.location.replace(google);
>>      It is also a moving target.  Every change that is pushed
>>out for Netscape and I.E. means that lynx will have to be
>>likewise upgraded.  We basically have all the development
>>headaches without the large user and developer base to keep it up
>>to date.  that is something else to think of, also.
>I really like the way it works, now. If I encounter a site with javascript
>that's worth being read, I parse it in my head. If it solely depends on
>javascript, I look for alternatives.
>Javascript is used 99% by kiddies writing their "homepages".
>Lynx is yet enough bloat - I was astonished by the 2MB tar.bz2-ball
>from 2.8.5.dev8, oh, by the way, has the cert validation patch made
>it into? I'd like to apply it now...
>"Multiple exclamation marks", he went on, shaking his head, "are a sure
>sign of a diseased mind."      -- Terry Pratchett in "Eric"

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