Why Lynx-compatibility matters (was RE: Lotsa laughs)

Matthew Sergeant (EML) Matthew.Sergeant at eml.ericsson.se
Thu May 27 15:47:58 BST 1999

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	David Megginson [SMTP:david at megginson.com]
> Didier PH Martin writes:
>  > Lynx? Do you have a time machine? :-)
> Until very recently (a few months ago), I still used Lynx to read HTML
> documentation quickly when I was already in a shell.
> Actually, I think that the Lynx test is a very good one, since it
> probably mirrors many of the limitations that will exist in early
> palm-top or cell-phone browsers (can you imagine 5 frames and a giant
> splash graphic on a 2"x3" handheld screen?).
> All Web sites should be able to display some kind of useful
> information in Lynx, either by browser sniffing or even just using the
> <noframes> element.  It's not rocket science -- if your Web designer
> doesn't know how to do it, it's time to go shopping.
	The latest version of Lynx supports frames, and also has the most compliant CSS implementation out there <g>... I still use Lynx quite a bit when Netscape on Linux really ticks me off (Netscape on glibc based Linux is as stable as MSWord 2.0 was...)


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