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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

 

CSS centering floated elements

 

Centering an inline block containing several inline elements. The block is centered horizontally - [ Open demo page ]. Sometimes there is a need to have a centered group of floated elements, which is to serve as a title or a pagination box. Since this group of floated elements is going to be used as a title for content blocks of various dimensions or pagination box may grow or shrink in its size, then the width of the group of floated elements is to vary unpredictably as well. So a method of centering based on using a certain known width of the box is not going to work. And as an extra to the task there is a desirable condition: the title or pagination box has to be centered once and for all at the time of the box creation, so that this group of floated elements may be reused without any extra work over it: just place the complex where you need it and put the text or / and images you want to inside it - the group is centered anyway. This problem can be solved by several methods using several technologies: CSS, CSS + JavaScript, CSS + HTML (<table></table> tags system). The CSS centering floated elements is the most simple and reliable. So, here a pure CSS centering of floated elements is discussed. CSS centering floated elements: 1. First, a more simple case, css centering of a title box consisting of floated elements: images and text: 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>CSS centering floated elements: 1</title> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=Windows-1252" /> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css.css" /> </head> <body> <div class="box"> <span class="title-box"> <img src="snowflake.gif" width="37" height="34" alt="" class="title-imgs" /> <span class="title-text">CSS centering floated elements</span> <img src="snowflake.gif" width="37" height="34" alt="" class="title-imgs" /> </span> </div> </body> </html> CSS.

FTP in DOS

 

FTP in DOS. mTCP mTCP is a suite containing several utilities, one of which is FTP. It is similar to the FTP client of various Windows, running in Command Prompt. In order to install and use mTCP: 1. mTCP [ Home page ] 2. Packet driver for Ethernet network card: http://www.crynwr.com/drivers/ http://www.georgpotthast.de/sioux/packet.htm 3. Create a folder, for example C:\DRIVERS\. Put there: a packet driver for Ethernet network card. 4. Set up network. For example, by means of Microsoft Network Client 3.0 [ How-to page ] 5. Start packet driver. In the case discussed it is: C:\DRIVERS\PCIPKT.COM 0x60 6. Unpack the archive with mTCP into a folder, C:\SOFT\MTCP for instance, and create a tcp.cfg file in it with the strings: PACKETINT 0x60 HOSTNAME FTP_IN_DOS The value of PACKETINT - the interrupt number used in the packet driver starting. The value of HOSTNAME - any. 7. Start DHCP.EXE (DHCP will set up mTCP for work with the network): DHCP 8. Start FTP: FTP [ FTP address / host ] There will be a prompt for a name, after that - the password. Next, it is better to switch to passive mode: XFERMODE PASSIVE [ The list of the main commands supported by FTP of mTCP is available in ftp.txt, included in mTCP suite archive ] To exit: QUIT mTCP - GNU GPL v3.