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Re: Re: Re: [Lynx-dev] can Lynx be used today ? (fwd)

From: Petr Baudis
Subject: Re: Re: Re: [Lynx-dev] can Lynx be used today ? (fwd)
Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2004 23:06:36 +0200
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Dear diary, on Sun, Oct 03, 2004 at 10:43:10PM CEST, I got a letter,
where Thomas Dickey <address@hidden> told me, that...
> On Sun, 3 Oct 2004, Petr Baudis wrote:
> > Dear diary, on Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 01:12:32AM CEST, I got a letter,
> > where address@hidden told me, that...
> > > it seems v unlikely that anyone now will take the trouble
> > > to write the code to allow Lynx to handle JS etc, but one never knows ...
> >
> > FYI, that does not need to be all that painful as it looks. If you set
> > out to handle just window.location,, forms item access and
> > such tiny stuff, it will suffice for vast majority of JS sites and that
> > shouldn't be too hard unless lynx's internals aren't really nasty ;-).
> > The rest of the task is integrating some JS runtime engine - I'd
> > recommend Mozilla's SpiderMonkey, which is quite easy to get along with
> Mozilla's webpage points to
> which doesn't appear to contain anything relevant.  (Not surprising -
> Mozilla's webpages are not well maintained - but google doesn't seem
> to show an alternate source of the code). is what you
are looking for. One disadvantage is that it's a little difficult to get
installed without bits of Mozilla CVS all around - you can check out
elinks/doc/ecmascript.txt for some patches to get that going, or if your
system goes with SpiderMonkey already prepackaged...

                                Petr "Pasky" Baudis
For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple,
and wrong.  -- H. L. Mencken

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