[links-list] Links - feature request
Richard C. Steiner
rsteiner at visi.com
Wed Aug 22 10:57:44 PDT 2001
On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, Matt Ackeret wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, heretic108 wrote:
> >Secondly, I wonder if anyone has entertained a silly but potentially
> >worthwhile idea - rendering images in whatever character sets are
> >available. Wouldn't be too good with small pictures, but with medium to
> Seems pretty silly, imho.. Just download the pictures if you need to
> look at them..
The old DOS browser in Minuet (anyone else remember that? <grin>) used to
acually showed the "80x25 text screen" in a graphics mode, and it tried to
show GIF files inline alongside the text.
Not as graceful as a real graphical browser, and it slows things down, but
I thought it was an interesting approach.
Personally, I prefer using links (or rarely lynx) with MIME definitions
pointing to zgv under Linux or to a DOS viewer under OS/2 and selectively
viewing images as needed.
This might be offtopic here, but maybe it's tangentally related: does
anyone know if zgv has been ported to OS/2?
> I would agree though if some small things that people use pictures for (e.g.
> bullets, etc) could be "recognized" and turned into text that'd be good.
Find a way to recompile Netscape under the same libraries that Text-Mode
Quake uses and you'll get text graphics. :-)
-Rich Steiner >>>---> rsteiner at visi.com >>>---> Eden Prairie, MN
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