Kompx.com or Compmiscellanea.com

Windows console applications. Web browsers

Operating systems : Windows

Lynx : Links : ELinks

Text-based, or console web browsers are more typical for the Linux environment and other Unix-like systems. There the text-based web browsers were created, there is their main line of development. Very few (e.g., Wanna-Be / WannaBe for classic Mac OS) console web browsers were made originally for some other operating systems. And the text web browsers for Windows are the versions of console web browsers for *nix systems. Although those of them that do not work in the Cygwin environment have their little peculiarities.

In former times text-based web browsers were an important tool for viewing web documents. With the development of GUI programs further in the dial-up era, text web browsers have been useful as the fastest way to view web documents and as a part of text-to-speech systems. The spread of broadband Internet and specialized soft for text-to-speech systems cut the scope of the console web browsers. All the more, most Windows users have always had a quite vague idea of their existence. However, text web browsers are highly specialized mature tools that may be useful in various situations using Windows.

Lynx - / home page /

Text-based web browser. Versions for Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, some other *nix systems, DOS, Windows, BeOS, MINIX, QNX, AmigaOS, OpenVMS and classic Mac OS.

HTML ( More 1 ) ( More 2 ).

Lynx 2.8.5rel.1:

lynx.isc.org

Image : Lynx - 1

Lynx 2.8.5rel.1:

w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

Image : Lynx - 2

Lynx 2.8.5rel.1:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynx_(web_browser)

Image : Lynx - 3

Lynx 2.8.5rel.1:

ebay.com

Image : Lynx - 4

Lynx 2.8.5rel.1:

twitter.com

Image : Lynx - 6

Links - / home page /

Text-based web browser. Versions for Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, some other *nix systems, BeOS, Haiku, OS/2, DOS, Windows. Besides the text version of the browser, there is also a variant capable of displaying graphics, fonts of various sizes with anti-aliasing, working in Linux and other *nix systems both under X (or other windowing system) and using SVGALib or framebuffer of system's graphic card ( Go to ).

HTML ( tables and frames including ).

Links 0.98:

jikos.cz/~mikulas/links

Image : Links - 1

Links 0.98:

w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

Image : Links - 2

Links 0.98:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Links_(web_browser)

Image : Links - 3

Links 0.98:

ebay.com

Image : Links - 4

Links 0.98:

twitter.com

Image : Links - 6

ELinks - / home page /

Download ELinks prepared for working under Windows without Cygwin

Text-based web browser. Versions for Linux, some other *nix systems, Windows, DOS.

HTML ( tables and frames including ). Meagre support for CSS and JavaScript ( More ). Support for 16, 88 or 256 colors palette. Support for tabbed browsing, background download with queueing. Experimental support for BitTorrent protocol.

ELinks 0.11.6:

elinks.cz

ELinks - 1

ELinks 0.11.6:

w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

ELinks - 2

ELinks 0.11.6:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ELinks

ELinks - 3

ELinks 0.11.6:

ebay.com

ELinks - 4

ELinks 0.11.6:

twitter.com

ELinks - 6

Along with lynx, links and elinks, there may be other text web browsers used under Windows - in the Cygwin environment. For instance, the w3m console web browser ( Home page ). Or one of the text-based web browsers for DOS - DOSLYNX.


Aliosque subditos et thema

 

JavaScript rollover. Image swap

 

Example n.1 ( For modern web browsers: Internet Explorer 4.0+, Firefox 1.0+, Google Chrome, Opera 4.0+, Safari 3.1+, SeaMonkey 1.0+, [ 3 ] ): HTML / XHTML. Code: <a href="javascript-rollover-image-swap.htm" onmouseover="image_over();" onmouseout="image_out();"><img src="out.gif" class="image" id="imageout" width="728" height="67" alt="JavaScript rollover. Image swap" /></a> CSS. Code: .image {border: 0px;} JavaScript. Code: imageout=new Image(); imageout.src="out.gif"; imageover=new Image(); imageover.src="over.gif"; function image_out(){ document.images['imageout'].src='out.gif'; }; function image_over(){ document.images['imageout'].src='over.gif'; }; Swap image 1 ( out.gif ): Swap image 2 ( over.gif ): Example n.2 ( For older web browsers: Internet Explorer 4.0+, Netscape 3.04+, Opera 3.21+ ): HTML / XHTML. Code: <a href="javascript-rollover-image-swap.htm" onmouseover="image_over();" onmouseout="image_out();"><img src="out.gif" class="image" id="imageout" name="imageout" width="728" height="67" border="0" alt="JavaScript rollover. Image swap"></a> JavaScript.

Arachne web browser. Installing and setting up for dial-up internet connection

 

A : Installing Arachne web browser on a disk created in RAM - Arachne runs the fastest this way. RAM size should allow for a RAM disk of 6 MB or more. In order to install and set up Arachne web browser for dial-up internet connection, there have to be several programs at hand: 1. Arachne web browser [ Download ] 2. If Arachne web browser is to be used for surfing web pages with character encoding other than Latin for West European languages, visit www.glennmcc.org/apm/ to find available character set packages and download the necessary one. 3. Mouse driver, mouse.com for instance [ Download ] 4. Archivers. For example, PKZIP [ Download ] and PKUNZIP [ Download ] 5. If it is not MS-DOS 6.0+ to be used, QEMM97 [ Download ] 6. If it is not MS-DOS 6.0+ to be used, TDSK [ Download ] Installing and setting up Arachne web browser, step by step: 1. Create a RAM disk. Which drive letter will be assigned to it comes from the assumption that A: and B: go to floppy drives (even if there is only one, both letters will be reserved anyway), C: goes to the first active primary MS-DOS partition on the first physical hard disk. If there are more disks, then there will be as many letters used consecutively as to name them all. Unless there are no devices installed using DRIVER.SYS or similar drivers, the next drive letter will be assigned to the RAM disk. In order to be sure, after having the relevant string for making RAM disk added to CONFIG.SYS (See below), computer could be restarted and what letter is assigned to the RAM disk checked by experiment. In this case, it is E: Depending on RAM size it needs to be decided how many megabytes can be reserved for RAM disk. Basically, the more the better. Since, for instance, web browser cache is going to swell during prolonged and intensive use within a session. In this example the RAM disk is 12 000 KB. The maximum size for RAMDRIVE.SYS MS-DOS driver is 32 767 KB, the one of TDSK - 64 MB. In order to create such a disk, the string has to be added somewhere in the middle of CONFIG.SYS as follows: DEVICE=C:\DOS\RAMDRIVE.SYS 12000 512 512 /E 2. Create a folder, for example C:\DRIVERS\. Put there a mouse driver, for instance mouse.com 3. Add a string starting mouse driver to AUTOEXEC.BAT. Specify there the full path to the driver, may be any: LH C:\DRIVERS\MOUSE.COM 4. Run MemMaker or OPTIMIZE from QEMM97 to optimize base memory management. If it is MemMaker, press Enter at any suggestion - MemMaker will handle it itself. Computer is going to restart several times, each time MemMaker will be re-running - again nothing, just Enter, is a safe choice. If it is QEMM97 (specifically OPTIMIZE), then there is going to be several restarts too and each time just pressing Enter is OK. 5. Start installation of Arachne web browser on RAM disk. In the case discussed it is E: A195GPL.EXE Press Y to continue: Press N to specify the path to the folder Arachne web browser is to be installed in: Specify the path to the folder Arachne web browser is to be installed in. In the case discussed it is E:\ARACHNE\.