[thelist] lynx vs links vs ?

j.d. welch so.there at showtunepink.com
Tue Mar 4 20:35:01 CST 2003

i was doing my usual test-work-in-text-browser routine today, and
wondered what i should be using.  lynx (http://lynx.browser.org/) is
the old standby of standbys, but facing such improvements on the theme
as links (http://artax.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~mikulas/links/) or w3m
(http://w3m.sourceforge.net/), which do people who use a text browser
regularly actually use[1]? or is it a case of 'lynx is a semi-absolute
baseline, so make sure your site works in that?' personally, if i was
forced to use a text browser, i'd use w3m, as it's much kinder to
nested table monstrosity sites, but i'm curious what the group thinks.
so, then, is it ok to ignore something that doesn't work in lynx that
does in links[2]? searches of the archives or google didn't return
anything recent enough to be useful.


[1](and, yes, general/theoretical as opposed to 'actual observed
percentage of my target users' is fine)
[2](of course it _should_ work in both; i'm asking for specific opinion
from experience)
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