RE: Why Lynx-compatibility matters (was RE: Lotsa laughs)
The IBM lead Bluetooth chip would tend to support the rant at the end. Thanks! Adrian > -----Original Message----- > From: David Megginson [SMTP:david@m...] > Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 1999 2:31 PM > To: 'XML Dev' > Subject: Why Lynx-compatibility matters (was RE: Lotsa laughs) > > Didier PH Martin writes: > > > Lynx? Do you have a time machine? :-) > > Until very recently (a few months ago), I still used Lynx to read HTML > documentation quickly when I was already in a shell. > > Actually, I think that the Lynx test is a very good one, since it > probably mirrors many of the limitations that will exist in early > palm-top or cell-phone browsers (can you imagine 5 frames and a giant > splash graphic on a 2"x3" handheld screen?). > > All Web sites should be able to display some kind of useful > information in Lynx, either by browser sniffing or even just using the > <noframes> element. It's not rocket science -- if your Web designer > doesn't know how to do it, it's time to go shopping. > > <rant> > > The PC revolution is just about run its course, and the big, bloated > browsers and OS's may just be its death rattle. Not that PC's will > disappear -- minicomputers and mainframes never did, and they even > made a big come-back later on -- but people just won't care as much. > > Small devices (such as heldhelds and smart cell phones) may do to > Microsoft in the next decade what PCs did to IBM in the 1980's. Let's > start thinking forward a couple of years -- should we be more worried > more about 3COM than Microsoft? > > </rant> > > > All the best, > > > David > > -- > David Megginson david@m... > http://www.megginson.com/ > > xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, > mailto:xml-dev@i... > Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on > CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 > To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; > (un)subscribe xml-dev > To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following > message; > subscribe xml-dev-digest > List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...) xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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