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Re: [Lynx-dev] Javascript in Lynx?

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Javascript in Lynx?
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 14:31:04 +0000
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On 20/12/16 14:10, Dan D. wrote:
Perhaps I'm recalling incorrectly but doesn't elinks have java support?

Java is not javascript.

Also javascript is loose terminology, it really only applies to earlier Netscape browsers, but generalises to a combination of Ecmascript and the HTML document object model (DOM), plus a browser object model.

Lynx's internal data structures are nothing like even the original HTML document object model, and that has been greatly changed/extended in the creation of HTML5.

Implementing the DOM would require radical restructuring of Lynx. The best that one can really hope for is some of the more commonly used browser object model operations (although many of those relate to windowing) and the recognition of certain common idioms without any corresponding deep structure.

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