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RE: [Lynx-dev] Using Lynx on small embedded devices?

From: Small, Gene
Subject: RE: [Lynx-dev] Using Lynx on small embedded devices?
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 09:03:23 -0500


Yes there are significant limitation in the ability of this device to
generically browse and handle forms but it is not intended to browse just any
site. We are designing the other components/database that the user device has
access to and will have the server tailor the html served dependent on the
client is necessary. I had though about using the knob left and right to jump to
the previous/next link or input field, knob push to follow a link or select a
field for input, and knob pull to go to the previous page. Text entry, if we
support it, could be done with a character picker similar to what you might find
on a cell phone, only harder. 

Would it seem reasonable to re-implement LYCurses to interface to this device
and if so, do you think most changes would be insulated to this one package? 

Gene Small

-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas Dickey [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 4:56 PM
To: Small, Gene
Cc: 'address@hidden'
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Using Lynx on small embedded devices?

On Mon, 6 Dec 2004, Small, Gene wrote:

> Is there any experience in the Lynx user community with using Lynx on a small
> embedded device that has very limited user interface capabilities and, if so,
> there advice on the best way to port Lynx to such a device? In this case the
> device I am working with has a 24x40 character display and a push/pull/rotate
> knob for navigation.

You can probably make it move around the display that way, e.g., by 
mapping the knob to lynx's treatment of the numeric keypad.  But what will 
you do if there's a text- or input-field?

Thomas E. Dickey

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