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Text browsers return

2009-04-01 13:44:00.274648+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Sean pointed out Netcraft: Deluge of Browser Security Issues Drives Mass Migration:

Netcraft has observed a surge in popularity of the Lynx browser, particularly since the recent Pwn2Own competition, which was held at the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver last month. During the course of the competition, security researchers once again exposed fresh vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari.

Sean asked

I wonder why people are choosing Lynx over Links ( http://links.sourceforge.net/ ).

I have both those browsers installed on my laptop, and I use Lynx 'cause the interface is cleaner, and because the majority of tables on web sites are used for layout that's superfluous. And because my fingers know the Lynx keystrokes, and I have trouble doing the simple stuff I want to do in Links.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2009-04-02 08:08:19.29903+00 by: spl

All good reasons, of course. But I think the finger memory is the short of it. That's why I still use Vim.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-04-02 13:26:43.307103+00 by: Dan Lyke

Of course I realized shortly after I linked to this that this is an April Fool's gag, but I'm currently whipping up some Perl to script pulling some data out of city databases into a GeoRSS feed, and I *really* wish there were a critical mass of us Lynx users forcing people to make sure that they had Lynx accessible forms, rather than this JavaScript Web2.0 crap.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-04-03 01:10:47.00977+00 by: JT

Not to worry, I still use lynx. Even if I'm not famous for following mass migrations.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-04-03 09:03:41.233067+00 by: meuon

I use lynx and elinks/links - ome works better in some places than the other. but really, the most useful thing is: wget

The real problem is, we ARE the people such jokes are meant for. Or would that be: meant at ?