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Re: w3m -> standard, lynx -> optional

On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 09:41:42PM +0100, Mateusz Papiernik wrote:
> >Much as I love and use lynx myself, I think it's past time a text-mode
> >browser with better table support is made the default.  (I'm assuming
> >this will be relatively uncontroversial, but if I'm wrong, this can
> >always be undone.)
> I agree, that lynx is somehow past thing, and is not really friendly to 
> the end-user. But why w3m, and not e.g. links (eLinks acctually)? What 
> really important advantages it has against links? As I noticed, w3m 
> can't render page while downloading, and user must wait to finish, if he 
> wants to see the page.

I also prefer elinks to w3m. IME, w3m has a slightly less nice 80x25 table
rendering logic, it doesn't transliterate Latin 2 and Cyrillic charsets, it
displays hashes for images even when there's an explicit alt="" in the <img>
tag, has a slightly less nice setup screens, and last but not least, can't
be exited with ^C. :)

I suppose this could all be classified under nitpicking, but hey, if we
weren't nitpicking we wouldn't be replacing lynx in the first place ;)

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