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...)
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