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Re: [Lynx-dev] support javascript in lynx

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] support javascript in lynx
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 14:44:01 +0000
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Paul Gilmartin wrote:
On Nov 29, 2010, at 04:43, Thomas Dickey wrote:

    It's possible for lynx support javascript pages?
not really.  lynx is organized much differently inside than would work
with javascript.  The best that could be done would be to bolt-on some
ad hoc support to handle a few cases.
Yup.  Javascript usually supports graphics.  An exception

I think that the problem being alluded to here is that Javascript, as
the term is currently used, refers to a combination of a scripting
language (Ecmascript) and a document object model.  In practice, part of
the document object model is really a browser object model.

Lynx doesn't create an object model for the document, and the nastier
bits of "Javascript" are really about the browser object model, which is
radically different from the internals of Lynx.

Strictly speaking, Javascript really means the combination in early
scriptable Netscape browsers.

David Woolley
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