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Web browsers for DOS

Operating systems : MS-DOS 6.0+, FreeDOS 1.0+

Arachne : Dillo : DOSLYNX : Lynx : Links : ELinks

Web browsers for DOS may be looked at as existing roughly in two categories. Web browsers which can be installed without excessive efforts + work stably within their capability. And the rest of the web browsers of functionality more or less limited or problematic.

The major web browsers for DOS include applications with GUI and text-based browsers. The graphical web browsers for DOS are several versions of Arachne - GPL version, Arachne Labs version, Ray Andrews version - and Dillo. As well as DR-WebSpyder based on Arachne and WebSpyder's variation - Lineo Embrowser. Text-based web browsers for DOS are a little bit more numerous: DOSLYNX, lynx, links, elinks.

The graphical web browsers for DOS even if being prominent among DOS web browsers for their capabilities are definitely inferior in comparison with major web browsers for Windows, Linux or Mac OS X due to the restrictions of the DOS nature, small user and developer base, some other reasons. The capabilities of the text-based web browsers for DOS differ less from the ones of text-based web browsers for other operating systems.

Arachne - / home page /

Graphical web browser for DOS ( More )

HTML, CSS1 ( More )

Arachne 1.95:

glennmcc.org

[ Image ] : Arachne - 1

Arachne 1.95:

freedos.org

[ Image ] : Arachne - 2

Arachne 1.95:

ebay.org

[ Image ] : Arachne - 3

Arachne 1.95:

wikipedia.org

[ Image ] : Arachne - 4

Arachne 1.95:

arachne.cz

[ Image ] : Arachne - 5

Arachne 1.95:

slackware.com

[ Image ] : Arachne - 6

Dillo - / home page /

Graphical web browser ported to DOS. Originally created for Linux and some other *nix systems, ported later to Windows and now DOS. There are versions for some handheld computers, for PlayStation2, Atari-based 68k-systems running MiNT, RISC OS.

HTML. CSS (?)

DOSLYNX - / home page /

Text-based web browser for DOS. Based on Lynx, but differs considerably in interface, keyboard shortcuts, the way web pages are displayed. All in all, DOSLYNX is less capable than Lynx or Links and ELinks.

HTML

DOSLYNX 0.41b:

users.ohiohills.com/fmacall

[ Image ] : DOSLYNX - 1

DOSLYNX 0.41b:

freedos.org

[ Image ] : DOSLYNX - 2

DOSLYNX 0.41b:

ebay.com

[ Image ] : DOSLYNX - 3

DOSLYNX 0.41b:

wikipedia.org

[ Image ] : DOSLYNX - 4

DOSLYNX 0.41b:

arachne.cz

[ Image ] : DOSLYNX - 5

DOSLYNX 0.41b:

slackware.com

[ Image ] : DOSLYNX - 6

Lynx - / home page /

Text-based web browser for DOS. A DOS version of one the most common web browsers with text user interface. There are ports to most various operating systems from Windows, Linux and Mac OS X to AmigaOS, OpenVMS and classic Mac OS.

HTML ( More )

Lynx 2.8.2:

lynx.isc.org

[ Image ] : Lynx - 1

Lynx 2.8.2:

freedos.org

[ Image ] : Lynx - 2

Lynx 2.8.2:

ebay.com

[ Image ] : Lynx - 3

Lynx 2.8.2:

wikipedia.org

[ Image ] : Lynx - 4

Lynx 2.8.2:

arachne.cz

[ Image ] : Lynx - 5

Lynx 2.8.2:

slackware.com

[ Image ] : Lynx - 6

Links - / home page /

Text-based web browser for DOS. A DOS version of one the most common web browsers with text user interface. There are ports to various operating systems, for instance, Windows and Linux.

HTML ( including tables and frames )

Links 2.1pre36:

jikos.cz/~mikulas/links

[ Image ] : Links - 1

Links 2.1pre36:

freedos.org

[ Image ] : Links - 2

Links 2.1pre36:

ebay.com

[ Image ] : Links - 3

Links 2.1pre36:

wikipedia.org

[ Image ] : Links - 4

Links 2.1pre36:

arachne.cz

[ Image ] : Links - 5

Links 2.1pre36:

slackware.com

[ Image ] : Links - 6

ELinks - / home page /

Text-based web browser for DOS. An enhanced version of Links. It is less common, than Lynx or Links, but it is the most capable of text-based web browsers for DOS. There are ports to various operating systems, for example, Windows and Linux.

HTML ( including tables and frames ). Meagre support for CSS

ELinks 0.13b:

elinks.cz

[ Image ] : ELinks - 1

ELinks 0.13b:

freedos.org

[ Image ] : ELinks - 2

ELinks 0.13b:

ebay.com

[ Image ] : ELinks - 3

ELinks 0.13b:

wikipedia.org

[ Image ] : ELinks - 4

ELinks 0.13b:

arachne.cz

[ Image ] : ELinks - 5

ELinks 0.13b:

slackware.com

[ Image ] : ELinks - 6

Besides major web browsers for DOS, there are others, which are by now either well outdated, or using them is accompanied by various complications, or they have been intentionally created for a limited range of task. Graphical web browsers: Webboy, SPIN and Skipper. Text-based web browsers: Bobcat, NetTamer, Minuet. Browsers for viewing off-line web pages: Knots, Open World Navigator, IntraDOS.


Aliosque subditos et thema

 

JavaScript + CSS centering

 

Centering content of a web page by means of JavaScript and CSS. A block containing the content of a page is JavaScript + CSS centered horizontally and vertically. Two cases: 1. A block is centered, if screen resolution is equal to or greater than 1024x768 - [ Open demo page ] 2. A block is centered, if screen resolution is equal to or greater than 1024x768 + mouse cursor is moved over a link in an element of the page content - [ Open demo page ] JavaScript and CSS horizontal and vertical centering. The first case. Step by step. 1. A web page, the part of which is going to be the element the JavaScript + CSS horizontal and vertical centering is to be applied to: HTML / XHTML. Code: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en"> <head> <title>JavaScript + CSS horizontal and vertical centering. The first case. Step 1</title> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=Windows-1252" /> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="1.css" /> </head> <body>   </body> </html> CSS. Code: html {height: 100%; margin: 0px;} body {background-color: #fff; margin: 0px; height: 100%;} 2. A block element A (grey color) with dimensions declared explicitly, for instance 800 by 500 pixels and with relative positioning is created in the document's body. [ Open demo page ] HTML / XHTML. Code: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en"> <head> <title>JavaScript + CSS horizontal and vertical centering. The first case. Step 2</title> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=Windows-1252" /> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="2.css" /> </head> <body> <div class="element_A">&nbsp;</div> </body> </html> CSS.

Lynx browser. Creating sitemap.xml

 

There are more than few online services for sitemap.xml generation. But it is also possible to do it yourself, by means of lynx web browser and several Linux command line utilities. An example bash script employing them, named "sitemap.sh" is described below. Bash script creating a sitemap.xml file: #!/bin/bash cd /home/me/sitemap/www/ lynx -crawl -traversal -accept_all_cookies -connect_timeout=30 http://www.compmiscellanea.com/ > /dev/null cd /home/me/sitemap/www2/ lynx -crawl -traversal -accept_all_cookies -connect_timeout=30 http://compmiscellanea.com/ > /dev/null cat /home/me/sitemap/www2/traverse.dat >> /home/me/sitemap/www/traverse.dat cat /home/me/sitemap/www/traverse.dat | sed -e 's/\<www\>\.//g' | sort | uniq > /home/me/sitemap/sitemap/sitemap.xml sed -i 's/\&/\&amp\;/g' /home/me/sitemap/sitemap/sitemap.xml sed -i "s/'/\&apos\;/g" /home/me/sitemap/sitemap/sitemap.xml sed -i 's/"/\&quot\;/g' /home/me/sitemap/sitemap/sitemap.xml sed -i 's/>/\&gt\;/g' /home/me/sitemap/sitemap/sitemap.xml sed -i 's/</\&lt\;/g' /home/me/sitemap/sitemap/sitemap.xml sed -i 's/http:\/\//http:\/\/www\./g' /home/me/sitemap/sitemap/sitemap.xml sed -i -e 's/^/<url><loc>/' /home/me/sitemap/sitemap/sitemap.xml sed -i -e 's/$/<\/loc><\/url>/' /home/me/sitemap/sitemap/sitemap.xml sed -i -e '1 i <?xml version="1\.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>\r\r<urlset xmlns="http:\/\/www\.sitemaps\.org\/schemas\/sitemap\/0\.9" xmlns:xsi="http:\/\/www\.w3\.org\/2001\/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http:\/\/www\.sitemaps\.org\/schemas\/sitemap\/0\.9 http:\/\/www\.sitemaps\.org\/schemas\/sitemap\/0\.9\/sitemap\.xsd">\r\r<!-- created by sitemap.sh from http:\/\/www.compmiscellanea.com\/en\/lynx-browser-creating-sitemap.xml\.htm -->\r\r' /home/me/sitemap/sitemap/sitemap.xml sed -i -e '$ a \\r</urlset>' /home/me/sitemap/sitemap/sitemap.xml sed -i '/static/d' /home/me/sitemap/sitemap/sitemap.xml echo "...Done" After the bash script file is prepared: "chmod +x sitemap.sh" to make it executable. Download sitemap.sh in sitemap.sh.tar.gz archive ( After downloading and unpacking it, put a web site name with "www" instead of http://www.compmiscellanea.com/ and a web site name without "www" instead of http://compmiscellanea.com/ in the file. Replace "static" in the last line of the file by a string unnecessary links should possess to be removed. Then "chmod +x sitemap.sh". Then run sitemap.sh ). Commentary Download sitemap2.sh with line by line commentary in sitemap2.sh.tar.gz archive. Before running the bash script, three folders should be created. Since lynx browser may miss some links if a web site domain name to be crawled is put with or without "www", bash script runs lynx twice, crawling the web site by its name with "www" and crawling the web site by its name without "www". The two result files are put into two of these separate folders, here they are "/home/me/sitemap/www/" and "/home/me/sitemap/www2/". And "/home/me/sitemap/sitemap/" is for sitemap.xml created in the end. 1. Path to bash: #!/bin/bash 2. Going to a folder - lynx browser is going to put there the files obtained from crawling a web site with "www" in its name: cd /home/me/sitemap/www/ 3. Running lynx browser to crawl a web site.