Re: Status of Debian Policy
>>>>> "ghughes" == ghughes <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
ghughes> [1 <text/plain; us-ascii (7bit)>] On Jun 22, Bruce Perens
>> Lynx can browse files directly, and can execute CGI scripts
ghughes> True. However, it can't handle gzipped pages, and
ghughes> hacking it to do so seems a) special case (because
Ermm... on my system it can. lynx 2.7-1 (self compiled).
netscape also handles it very well. I can't say about others because I
haven't tried them.
ghughes> chimera, w3, netscape and all the others still don't) and
ghughes> b) outside of its domain of relevance. As well, it
ghughes> (rightly) looks for references of the form
ghughes> `foo/bar.html', when it would have to look for
ghughes> `foo/bar.html.gz' and do the unzipping.
ghughes> In contrast, info browsers have been handling compressed
ghughes> files for what feels like eternity to this young'un ;-).
ghughes> You can configure a web server (almost any web server, if
ghughes> I remember correctly) to dynamically unzip the pages as
ghughes> they come down the line, however, and this seems more in
ghughes> line with what one expects a web server to do. If HTML
ghughes> is to be used in any form, a minimal web server would
ghughes> also be important, if only for this aspect.
Apache apparently also lets you dynamically gzip them down the line. (The browser
has to send the right headers tho).
ghughes> As far as *which* window manager, this is something else
You mean web server?
ghughes> entirely. WN is nice, but requires slightly nonstandard
ghughes> update files, and Apache is occasionally too big but
ghughes> certainly capable (although I have never really
ghughes> understood this, having run it on every Linux machine
ghughes> since my 386SX).
Lynx without a webserver will work. But for netscape, etc., we should consider
ghughes> Boa might be a possibility, if it could be told how to
ghughes> transfer gzipped files; I have positive experiences with
ghughes> it, but I don't know whether this is something it can do
ghughes> by default. -- Graham Hughes <email@example.com>
I haven't tried Boa, but NCSA and CERN looked OK to me.
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