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adam
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 4:33 pm (14 years ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Well, it finally happened...I broke something and don't know how to fix it Smile well, that's not quite true - it's not my fault it broke. I updated XFree86 to a slightly newer Gentoo release, and now I can't start it. So, I'm stuck using a text-only browser until the previous version finishes compiling (Read: some time tonight, hours of waiting).

It's not so bad actually, using a text-only browser. Pages load *really* fast with no images slowing things down, and links supports proper table rendering so things aren't that messed up.

It's amazing how well some sites show up (including this one) - I don't know why people think text-only browsers are so bad tbh. Images aren't all that important, I'm realising - they usually don't add any vital content to a page (at least, they shouldn't).

btw, Daniel, how'd you get that message about my browser not supporting CSS to be hidden in a fully-functional browser? seems like it'd be a good thing to add to my site Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 8:22 pm (14 years ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

I'm not against text browsers per se. IT's just lynx I don't like (no frames support, no decent tables, no ability to use mouse, and no https support unless you add lynx-ssl).
Links however is great Smile

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adam
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 9:26 pm (14 years ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

yeah, links is good...though it doesn't seem to support http authentication, unless I'm missing something

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 10:11 pm (14 years ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

I never tried it for anything like that (yet) Very Happy

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Darren
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2003 7:56 am (14 years ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Odhinn wrote:
btw, Daniel, how'd you get that message about my browser not supporting CSS to be hidden in a fully-functional browser? seems like it'd be a good thing to add to my site Smile


The table containing that message has the following CSS:
style="display: none"

A browser that supports CSS will therefore hide the table from view, where as a browser that doesn't support CSS will ignore it and therefore diplay the table.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2003 3:21 pm (14 years ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Quote:

A browser that supports CSS will therefore hide the table from view, where as a browser that doesn't support CSS will ignore it and therefore diplay the table.
hmm, :thumbsup:

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adam
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 11:10 am (14 years ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

that's pretty cool, must try that Smile (I'm still without graphics at home btw Sad)

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