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

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev LYNX: hey, guys: Just what are we gonna *DO*?
Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2002 16:35:24 -0400
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On Sat, Aug 17, 2002 at 08:04:00PM +0000, address@hidden wrote:
> 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...

Which CERT?  (I haven't seen any for quite a while that apply to lynx).

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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