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Re: lynx-dev Re: lynx should respect LANG

From: Vlad Harchev
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Re: lynx should respect LANG
Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 18:53:13 +0500 (SAMST)

On Wed, 24 May 2000, Henry Nelson wrote:

> >  Henry, I can send you a couple of floppies :)
> Send 'em in the winter time so I can use 'em for fuel :)

  I'd better send you some paper (useful both as a fuel and as a media) :)
> >  As for original topic - I think that the wrapper will do it much better (it
> > would be much flexible) than coding it into lynx. I also think that it would
> > be nice to provide some kind of support for russian users too (to don't bias
> > to JP only).
> Do we agree, or what?  Miracles do happen.

  Seems we agree (we both think that the wrapper script would be better way).

> >  The biggest problem is to name the wrapper and to force people to use it.
>                                                   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> I can do without the "force people" stuff.  If you need to make a Debian
> for dummies, just do a ln -s trick.  How do you guys think sendmail handles
> all the Japanese encoding problems out there?  Nice little wrapper lets
> you do different in/out decoding on an individual user basis.  No sweat.

  This is obvious and I hope it will be convincing for people (but IMO we
should put something besides JP stuff in this wrapper, otherwise other parts
of the world will treat as "lynx for japanese" and will use the binary

> >  As for another proposal - the setting like 
> > MIMIC_COMMON_BROWSER:TRUE/FALSE would be nice (or some functionality
> Oh, yes.  And in the help files somewhere we'd better put:
>       "You are receiving this message because you need to
>        <a href="";>
>        upgrade your browser</a> or have disabled JavaScript."
> The part about "disabled JavaScript" is no joke.  The successful hit rate,
> meaning at least some useful information can be gleaned from the page,
> with Lynx seems to be dropping on a daily basis.  Honestly, can Lynx render

  Lynx is and will be more than useful for pages of sites that care. As for
others - why don't use NS or Mozilla (but trying lynx first)?

> even half of the pages out there?  I guarantee you I will not quiver over
> the incorporation of two or three complete modules running over thousands
> of lines of code if we can get Lynx to read between the <script></script>.

 You'd better say that a year ago :) It's too late now :)
 Honestly, I think it would be easier to hack Mozilla to run on console or
 just add a lot of flexibility to it to make much more usable in X than change
 lynx to render all sites properly (tables+frames+JS). And it would require
 addition of 600K of code.

PS: Could you please configure your mailer to add "John Smith wrote" line when

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