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Re: [Lynx-dev] We'll Call You: SVG: title, desc and text

From: Henry Nelson
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] We'll Call You: SVG: title, desc and text
Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 17:36:12 +0900
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Tue, May 06, 2008 at 03:27:00PM +0100, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
> Has a start on SVG been possible?

Does internal handling of SVG really make sense for a _text_
(character cell) browser?

It seems to me it would be much wiser to use mime functionality,
or any one of Lynx's own PRINTER, DOWNLOAD, VIEWER or EXTERNAL defines,
to pass the content to an external application to interpret and render.
Defining a local "proxy" is also a very nice mechanism for handling
and/or preprocessing non-html content for Lynx.

While I haven't done much with SVG, mainly because it can't be used
smoothly in xml by any browser yet, Lynx already handles any text
portion of VML as well as MSIE or Safari, and much better than Firefox.

> >> it would be enormously helpful if lynx recognised SVG as a  
> filetype, without an html wrapper.

All you need to do is add a line to your mailcap file.

I really don't see how a SVG file is any different from a Word *.doc
file or an Acrobat *.pdf file, both of which display well in Lynx as
text files once converted by a helper application.


  "Using Lynx is like wearing a really good pair of shades: cuts out
   the glare and harmful UV (ultra-vanity), and you feel so-o-o COOL."
                                         -- me, March 1999

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