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Re: [Lynx-dev] How to fix a website?

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] How to fix a website?
Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2023 13:09:13 +0100
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On 15/04/2023 12:57, Riku Virtanen wrote:
I tested with Lynx 2.9.0dev5 a Finnish Discrimination Tribunal website. It does not work. Does the current dev12 work, or should I report to the tribunal? What is the exact issue why Lynx does not work with that site. Most of public Finnish websites work with Lynx.

You would need to tell people the URL.

However, a common reason for this is that the site requires EcmaScript (often called javascript) and a full feature HTML5 document, and browser, object model. In general, where disability law is specific, it refers to the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, which permit the use of scripting in ways that are incompatible with Lynx.

As such you will probably be relying on the goodwill of the site operators to make it Lynx friendly, rather than any legal obligation they may be under, so be very gentle with them.

Lynx does not have an object model, and doesn't have a scripting engine. It is based on a much older version of HTML, with some bolt ons to cope with HTML5.

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