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Re: lynx-dev Thinking of a Possible Javascript to html Converter

From: Henry Nelson
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Thinking of a Possible Javascript to html Converter
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 10:40:55 +0900 (JST)

>       Would it be possible to cause lynx to get a source page,
> send that page to this magic JS processor which turns it in to
> something made of proper html and feeds it back to lynx so the
> end user sees a page that he or she can use within certain

I don't know, but I've often wondered why a proxy or pseudo-proxy
wouldn't work.

>       I want to work on the problem, but I would like to dive
> right in to the command processing part which is the heart of the
> whole problem without having to build any more infrastructure
> than necessary.

Do you know about Tom Zerucha's proxy for tables?  It's a well-written
awk script, iirc.  (See:
It exemplifies what I'm hinting at.  You could use anything you're good
at, perl, c, whatever, not only awk.

The reason I mention pseudo-proxy is that it may make more sense in a
"Lynx environment" for the user to decide whether or not a particular
page needs to go through a JS processor.

For many sites these days I use two browsers: MSIE just to do the JS
interpretation and presentation, and Lynx to get and use the "real"
information I'm after.  It would be nice if I could just edit the
URL to say "js"; in Lynx to do the work through
a pseudo-proxy that I farm MSIE out to now.

Just some ideas.  _REALLY_ hope you take the project on, in whatever
way you want.


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