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Re: lynx-dev Is this List for Lynx users or *just* developers

From: Duke Normandin
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Is this List for Lynx users or *just* developers
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 20:38:26 -0600
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On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 06:36:11PM -0700, Mike Castle wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 05:36:40PM -0600, Duke Normandin wrote:
> > The right way?? I don't think so, bud! The right way, is the way _I_ want
> > the content to be displayed! I agree that the 'link' element is a "least
> No.
> The right way is the way the user wants the content to be displayed.
> If I tell my browser to use my own style sheet for no matter what page I'm
> looking at, that is my business.

That's right! You can view _any_ web page the way _you_ want -- but not
using Lynx you won't!! The _default_ correct way, is the the way the
developer structures and lays out the site. You're on your own if you
changes things to suit yourself.

Look my point was, that there's NO way any web-site developer should be
forced into doing something one particular way simply because a
particular browser is deficient. I could, as a lot have, simply say "the
hell with trying to be Lynx-friendly -- there's simply too much
overhead". It's simply unacceptable to drag down the aesthetics od a site
simply to accomodate the least common denominator. Having said that -- I
still want to write a Lynx-friendly document, and am willing to use
acceptable compromises -- but NOT at any cost. 
> HTML is for specifying document structure.  Not layout.

What the hell do you think the <tab> and <pre> tags were/are used for?
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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