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Re: lynx-dev Problem with parameters sent in Lynx

From: Peter Rasmussen
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Problem with parameters sent in Lynx
Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 22:46:04 +0100

On Sun Dec 29 22:24:13 2002 Ian Collier <address@hidden> wrote:
>On Sun, Dec 29, 2002 at 06:32:31PM +0100, Peter Rasmussen wrote:
>> I ask because I have no idea of the work load regarding other issues or how
>> hard/easy it is to fix, and I would like to know if I can expect it within a
>> reasonable time and therefore not have to branch my own software to a generic
>> and an also-lynx-support branch, I hate branching :-)
>Well, if you fix the web site to not include spaces in the URLs
>then you won't need a lynx-support branch because it's valid on
>all browsers. ;-)
The code gets so much ugglier and less-readable that just for the sake of
supporting Lynx I probably wouldn't do it, unless I was told that a visually
disabled person using Lynx was using the site. And then I would still have to
branch because maintaining the base line code would be my main concern.

>(Actually it's not long since the last time a web site told me 
>"Invalid request" because it I had followed a link with spaces in
>and I was using Netscape 4.7x.)
The Netscape 4.* series was always crap in my opinion. I used 3.* until I moved
to a company that required the use of Netscape 4.05, but then the support was on
their shoulders so I couldn't care.

However, as it seems not to be maintained anymore it is dead, and i won't test
against it unless I get a paying customer specifically requiring me to, and that
is unlikely (= I am not betting on it).

Fortunately, I have discovered within a very short time that Lynx _is_ being
developed and that hopefully makes for a reaonable outlook and at least I hope
to get help if I am able to start for myself, inlcluding the functionality I
want. Having grown up with VTs and later xterms the keyboard is my friend and
the mouse is my enemy, or at most my cousins friend.


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