Text-based web browser

A web browser shows only text content of pages is a text-based web browser,which is not currently using in modern times.

Most of the modern web sites using graphics and videos and it uses more bandwidth.Also a text-based web  browser does not support JavaScript and Adobe Flash.

In linux users conneted to a console and want to connect web,in such case and you want only less traffic, a text-based web  browser is helpful.

It support most of the browser protocols such as Gopher, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, NNTP and WAIS.
Common text browsers
Line Mode Browser

Using Lynx in windows

Download the utility from http://www.vordweb.co.uk/standards/lynx_v283.zip

Make a folder on your C drive called lynx_w32
Unzip the contents of the lynx_v283.zip file into that folder.
Run the LYNX.BAT from the lynx_w32 folder

A sample page of google looklike


   Search Images Maps News Orkut Translate Gmail More +
   Web History | Settings | Sign in


   Google Search  I’m Feeling Lucky    Advanced search
      Language tools
   Search: (*) The web ( ) Pages from India

   Google.co.in offered in: Hindi Bengali Telugu Marathi Tamil Gujarati
   Kannada Malayalam Punjabi

   Advertising Programs     Business Solutions     +Google     About
   Google     Google.com

                          ¬ 2012 – Privacy & Terms
(NORMAL LINK)   Use right-arrow or <return> to activate.
  Arrow keys: Up and Down to move.  Right to follow a link; Left to go back.
 H)elp O)ptions P)rint G)o M)ain screen Q)uit /=search [delete]=history list
Note:Site allows web authors to see what their pages will look like  when viewed with Lynx http://www.delorie.com/web/lynxview.html


Posted on September 22, 2012, in Uncategorized, Web, Windows. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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