Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 22nd May 2007 03:43 UTC
General Unix Would you be able to survive one full day without using the X server? Linux offers us a wide assortment of CLI based tools which use curses and/or framebuffer for functional user interfaces. There is no reason why you shouldn't be able look up stuff online, read your email, look at pictures, watch movies and listen to music as you are trying to configure X.
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RE[2]: Short answer...
by Doc Pain on Tue 22nd May 2007 23:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Short answer..."
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"The problem is that there are many broken websites with broken layouts and stupid uses of javascript or flash. With AJAX becoming more popular less and less sites are usable in elinks. "

Let me be more precise: With the improper use of "Flash" or AJAX, sites become inaccessible, especially for blind people who rely on having the valid HTML tags and attributes set (img alt, longdesc). Lynx et al. are good to test if your web site is barrier free. If it runs in a text mode browser, blind people can read it via a braille device. Actually, these devices transform characters (not images!) into "mechanical" sensory inputs a blind person can receive. Software that reads page content to the user works in a similar way. Actually, this is not done otherwise today.

Maybe, you could say: If a page is not receptable, it is not worth looking at... attention, provocant claim... :-)

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