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XML Update -- Chapter 17

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE chapter PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.3//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.3/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6]>
7
8<chapter id="basicnet-textweb">
9<?dbhtml filename="textweb.html"?>
10<title>Text Web Browsers</title>
11
12<para>People who are new to Unix-based systems tend to ask the question "Why on
13earth would I want a text-mode browser? I'm going to compile X and use
14Konqueror/Mozilla/Whatever!". Those who have been around systems for a while
15know that when (not if) you manage to mess up your graphical browser install
16and you need to look up some information on the web, a console based browser
17will save you. Also, there are quite a few people who prefer to use one of
18these browsers as their principle method of browsing; either to avoid the
19clutter and bandwidth which accompanies images or because they may use a
20text-to-speech synthesizer which can read the page to them (of use for instance
21to partially sighted or blind users). We currently have installation
22instructions for three console web browsers:</para>
23
24<xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude" href="links.xml"/>
25<xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude" href="lynx.xml"/>
26<xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude" href="w3m.xml"/>
27
28</chapter>
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