[linux-elitists] Re: Mosaic features lost
Wed Sep 13 12:05:44 PDT 2000
On Wed, Sep 13, 2000 at 08:42:09AM -0700, Heather (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > > OB ELITIST: It's been years now with the Mozilla project, the licensing
> > > world has improved, but Netscape/mozilla still have not added back in
> > > the font control features I liked best in Mosaic. It really ticks me
> > > off! And don't tell me to whine on their wishlist - I did that in great
> > > verbosity and basically, everyone things I'm talking about CSS. Dorks.
> > Actually, what *did* Mosaic offer in this regard?
> 1) you can still use Mosaic and see - it's a debian package. While strictly
> speaking it was open source, UC Kansas stopped hosting it ages ago, so its
> source is pretty hard to find, unless that's in the debian tree too.
> 2) but, allow me to describe :)
> Basically, every tag which is a Container Type was modifiable seperately on
> the preferences for Font, Size, and Color. (Okay the color wasn't that
> exciting, you only had the basic 16 colors to use.) This allowed many cool
> > ...and note that browser technology has been largely driven by lock-in
> > and proprietization battles (IE v. Netscape) and online vendor/content
> > fascist imperitives. Junkbuster and content-modifying proxies (above)
> > are a backlash to this.
> Yep. Just find one that lets you describe how to modify the content,
> (rather than assume it's only ads that you want to blow off) and have at.
> Me, I use lynx, it works great. Everything comes in the same size and I
> even reset my console font so I like it too. (admitted, SuSE made doing
> that pretty easy.)
> Now if I could get a console-mode browser, which only endeavored to be
> *mildly* graphical, I could much more enjoy my surfing;
I tend to use w3m -- it's a bit more useful with complex page layout
than lynx. I also have problems with lynx's default color schemes under
X -- does someone have a color scheme which is actually readable?
> it's my opinion that between X and NS I might as well be a pedestrian
> on the infohypeway, DSL or not. Sadly it looks like Arachne is a long
> way off if ever, and Opera is almost certainly X based. But, if
> anybody wants to accept a specification... we could probably start
> with the 'links' code. Or we could try for a GUI wrapper around lynx?
What of the various Gecko-based projects? Gzilla (since renamed),
Galleon, etc. Hmmm....
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