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Re: [Lynx-dev]

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev]
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2011 15:38:08 -0500
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On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 09:18:37PM +0100, Krzysztof Żelechowski wrote:
> Użytkownik Thomas Dickey napisał:
> >On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 08:02:49PM +0100, Krzysztof Żelechowski wrote:
> >>Użytkownik Thomas Dickey napisał:
> >>>On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 07:26:37PM +0100, Krzysztof Żelechowski 
> >>>wrote:
> >>>>Do you refer to any server, or WebSVN in particular?  Because it
> >>>>obviously need not be so, and, given the proper request headers are
> >>>>provided, it would be a bug in the server script.
> >>>patches welcome ;-)
> >>>
> >>>bye.
> >>>
> >>Patches to what?  To WebSVN?  Do you happen to be the development
> >>manager there as well?
> >Lynx, of course.  You have several times indicated that you see a place
> >where Lynx should be improved.
> >
> That is true; however, for the time being, and assuming that Lynx has 
> the right not to handle XML (except that Lynx should display XML as 
> text/plain unless the DOCTYPE says it is XHTML, recognising which in 
> theory requires an XML reader but I believe it can be done with a 
> regular expression for the typical case), it is the server that must be 
> patched to cater to Lynx.  I was mainly trying to elicit your opinion on 
> the mechanism that could be used server-side to achieve that.  (And it 

I was reading it as directed toward what can be done with the existing
mechanism (the existing accept-headers don't appear to cover that).

> is not just about WebSVN, but about any server that sends XML to the 
> client.)
> Regarding a possible patch, it is significantly easier to support XML 
> than to support Javascript because the latter is an interactive 
> programming environment while the former is merely a preprocessor.  
> Would you prefer linking to libxml2, dynamically loading libxml2 or 
> using xsltproc as an external tool?

Using it as an external tool might be the simplest to implement.

Thomas E. Dickey

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