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Re: Adding the "links" text mode web browser to the base system

At Tue, 03 Nov 2009 04:50:18 +0300, Aleksej Saushev <> 
Subject: Re: Adding the "links" text mode web browser to the base system
> This is just to mention, that w3m is still more useful than links

I find w3m to be really horrid to use, worse than lynx.  :-)

The web page looks horrible in them all, even "links -g".

If we want a text-based HTML browser it should be one that's at least
able to render modern, standard, HTML properly.

FYI, static-linked NetBSD/i386 binaries are proof that not even
character-based WWW/HTML interfaces are cheap or small or elegant:

   text    data     bss     dec     hex filename
1722957  285044  152188 2160189  20f63d links
3022305 1810772  944540 5777617  5828d1 links-gui
1491313   99384  125864 1716561  1a3151 w3m
2126609  158484  409564 2694657  291e01 lynx

Texinfo documents are effectively hyper-link capable.  Why not convert
the HTML documents we have into texinfo format so we can use the already
built-in support for them?

   text    data     bss     dec     hex filename
 340193   14580   26216  380989   5d03d /usr/bin/info


                                                Greg A. Woods
                                                Planix, Inc.

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