How many use old browsers (e.g. =< Netscape 4 or IE 6) as their ONLY source of web content?
mouse at Rodents-Montreal.ORG
Thu Jul 2 19:20:57 CDT 2015
> Subject: Re: How many use old browsers (e.g. =< Netscape 4 or IE 6) as their
> ONLY source of web content?
I didn't see the original of this, probably (based on the headers)
because it was sent through gmail. But, assuming the Subject: is an
accurate guide to the content, I may qualify.
My use of the Web falls into four categories:
(1) At work, for work purposes, on work-owned and work-administered
machines. This is minimal and done when the job in question has some
internal tool that desn't provide any saner interface.
(2) Over others' shoulders, as it were; for example, I have had people
hand me palmtop comput...umm, "smart phones", displaying something I
suspect was obtained as a Web page.
(3) Scripted fetching of, eg, webcomic image files. (There are a
handful of webcomics which I find worthwhile enough to bother setting
up such scripted fetches for.)
So far, I haven't run into anything that I care enough about to provoke
me to bother finding/building anything more elaborate than lynx for my
Does lynx count as "=< Netscape 4 or IE 6"? Is my sample size of one
relevant for your purposes? Only you can say. :-)
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