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Re: reporter from The Economist in Thailand seeks help / new Tor guide is up
Learn to read the whole thread before posting. I discussed links and
said it was better than lynx, in response to "what about links?" about 7
hours before your post.
On Tue, 2006-10-31 at 14:43, Kalevi Nyman wrote:
> Try links. You can find it at http://links.sourceforge.net/
> It is a better text only browser than Lynx. I always use it when
> searching things on the web.
> Fast (even faster with keyboard), reliable and secure!
> George Shaffer skrev:
> > On Mon, 2006-10-30 at 21:46, Tim McCormack wrote:
> >> Chris Willis wrote:
> >>> NO browser (cept maybe a text browser in BSD or something) is really
> >>> 100% safe on its own. Firefox has lots of vulnerabilities, just like
> >>> IE.
> >> . . .
> >> I agree about the text browser -- I should really familiarize myself
> >> with Lynx.
> > Continuing now OT thread:
> > Lynx has its uses, but anyone used to modern browsers is likely to find
> > it frustrating. Lynx is not just text only in that it does not display
> > graphics but is text based and runs in a text window (terminal). It does
> > not recognize tables, and most modern web pages are built in tables,
> > allowing the standard page and navigation elements, to be arranged above
> > or to the left of the main page content. This means as you read the
> > source, these come before the main text content. That is how Lynx
> > displays the page (as it is sequentially arranged in the source file) ;
> > the main page content is usually between a screenful or more of standard
> > items and links and more of this at the bottom. A page as simple as
> > Google's home page takes 13 tabs or down arrows to reach the search
> > field. Yahoo, on the other hand recognizes it has received a request
> > from a text browser, and sends a different page where the search field
> > is the first item on the page after "Yahoo". Lynx takes some getting
> > used to.
> > Lynx is not simple. It's default configuration file is 140K, but mostly
> > explanatory comments. It has about 135 options. I don't know that you
> > can assume it's 100% safe. If you eliminate all active content from your
> > current browser, or install an alternate browser (e.g., Netscape, Opera)
> > and disable all active content, and severely control cookies, wouldn't
> > that do what Lynx is intended to do while still seeing most web pages,
> > more or less as intended?
> > George Shaffer