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RE: [Lynx-dev] lynx and forms

From: Alan Jay
Subject: RE: [Lynx-dev] lynx and forms
Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2006 07:50:22 -0000

Thanks for the comments - I totally agree that it is amazing how far the web
has moved from its original idea of display independent content.  I know our
site is as bad as many - though we at least have variations of the content for
different types of interface so there is something for everyone but there is a
tendency to work to the standard capabilities for people with big graphical

Though it is a shame when people use Javascript when there is a perfectly good

Anyway thanks for your comments and Happy New Year to all.  I am still a great
fan of Lynx for many jobs :)

Well done all.

| AJ |

> -----Original Message-----
> From: address@hidden [mailto:address@hidden On
> Behalf Of Stef Caunter
> Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2005 12:07 AM
> To: ALanJay
> Cc: 'Lynx Development'; address@hidden
> Subject: RE: [Lynx-dev] lynx and forms
> This gets asked here quite often; most of the object model for JS relates to
> graphical events, which doesn't translate very well to command line.
> Note that Google still makes no accounting for JavaScript; I have
> maintained for some time that the most real view of the web is presented by
> the
> lynx browser, and have argued that it is represented in sum by Google.
> I also find server control of a client unwelcome.
> __Stef
> On Fri, 30 Dec 2005, ALanJay wrote:
> > I know this is not the place to ask but are their any text based browsers
> that
> > work with JavaScript?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas Dickey [mailto:address@hidden 
> Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2005 12:32 PM
> To: ALanJay
> Cc: address@hidden; address@hidden; 'Lynx Development'
> Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx and forms
> On Fri, Dec 30, 2005 at 06:37:17PM -0000, ALanJay wrote:
> > Thanks for the explanation.  
> > 
> > It does seem odd considering the APC interface must be used by a lot of
> > administrators and not using JavaScript would be no problem.

perhaps the APC developers use cut/paste as part of their methodology...

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