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Re: [Lynx-dev] link background in lynx-2.8.6-27

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] link background in lynx-2.8.6-27
Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2013 20:13:16 +0000
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Thomas Dickey wrote:

well, early on (before color), black text on a white background was
the usual.  But with colors, for quite a while white text on a black
background was the rule.  Recently I've seen some black-on-white

Are you sure? All the early monochrome displays I encountered were green or orange on black. In some cases that was due to the actual technology (vector displays with real time refresh, or onto a storage tube), but the main reason was that the eye is more sensitive to flicker in large areas of light colour than in small areas of light colour, allowing the use of low refresh rates possibly also compounded with interlaced displays.

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