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Re: lynx-dev release-page for 2.8.5

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev release-page for 2.8.5
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2004 17:54:32 -0500 (EST)

On Sat, 7 Feb 2004, [ISO-8859-1] Frédéric L. W. Meunier wrote:

> On Sat, 7 Feb 2004, Frédéric L. W. Meunier wrote:
> > I also upload the Borland libraries and the files I modify
> > (makefile.bcb, lynx.rsp...). Frankly, I only make the Borland
> > binary so more Windows users can use Lynx. I rarely use it,
> > mainly to check something.
> If You Are Using Lynx:
> "Recent versions of Lynx can handle tables enough to display
> Borland's Web site coherently."
> Great.
> "However, now that Lynx represents 0% of the traffic to our
> site,"
> 0 or 0,something ?

That's just a statement made by someone who doesn't care enough to be

> "and since ALT text is now used as tooltips on other browsers,
> we can no longer guarantee that ALT text will be in place for
> images."

The comment about ALT text seems to be unrelated to the comment about

> "You will have to customize a separate application such as Tin
> to access Borland newsgroups."
> True ? I thought Lynx supported it. As a test,
> nntp:borland.public.conference seems to work fine here.

Well at least they haven't said you have to run IE.

Thomas E. Dickey

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