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[Lynx-dev] Dr. Who Game [was:] Generalities Question

From: Johnson, Tracy
Subject: [Lynx-dev] Dr. Who Game [was:] Generalities Question
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2012 13:43:22 +0000

The reason I brought this up, was for a solitaire online game of "Dr. Who"* 
discussed in a Yahoo group called "DW-SSG".  It behaves like one of those 
turn-the-page, choose-your-own-adventure books.  They made a Kindle version and 
other file formats were discussed like pdf.

Then I asked the question: "But will it work in lynx?"  Then a minor debate 

The html version of the game is here.  It's simply the Kindle v1.1 put through 
Calibre to create an HTML version:

* (Of course not to break copyright, the game has to be free, its fan based 

Tracy Johnson
Office (757) 766-4318

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Woolley [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Friday, August 03, 2012 3:21 AM
> To: Johnson, Tracy
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Generalities Question
> Johnson, Tracy wrote:
> >
> > My question is more general, how does lynx work with newer file
> formats such as xml, PDF, and files intended for BYOD such as
> Kindle?
> If I remember correctly, PDF is older than HTML.  At worst, it is
> only a couple of years newer than the early versions of HTML.
> I believe Lynx can parse XHTML, which is a use of XML.  Generally
> though, XML can't be read as much more than a tree structure
> without s specific application, as it is a low level building block
> for application specific file formats.
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> David Woolley
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