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#1 2014-01-30 19:29:06

stozi
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Registered: 2010-03-02
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Text browser with javascript & HTML5

Is it fundamentally impossible to have a CLI web browser with javascript and HTML5 support? curses maybe? I read elinks has 'partial javascript support.' Then I would find no need for X or Wayland

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#2 2014-01-30 19:54:34

karol
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Re: Text browser with javascript & HTML5

Without X, you don't get X drivers, I think all the video decompression is done in software then.

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#3 2014-01-30 20:09:21

progandy
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Re: Text browser with javascript & HTML5

You might be intersted in uzbl with gtk2-dfb which runs uzbl with gtk2 on DirectFB. http://rhlug.pileus.org/wiki/DirectFB
If you don't need keyboard control, there is also netsurf.

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#4 2014-01-30 20:16:12

stozi
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Re: Text browser with javascript & HTML5

wow! Last Updated: 2010-06-22 though

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#5 2014-01-30 21:27:25

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Re: Text browser with javascript & HTML5

What was last updated on 2010-06-22?

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#6 2014-01-30 21:34:13

karol
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Re: Text browser with javascript & HTML5

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/uzbl-dfb-git/
Yeah, it's a git version :-)

uzbl still gets commits https://github.com/Dieterbe/uzbl/commits/master and the dfb version uses the same repo.

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#7 2014-04-24 21:34:24

Meskarune
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Re: Text browser with javascript & HTML5

If you are looking to web browse without X server, I think elinks with 256 colors and UTF-8 is probably the best CLI browser for that. Is there a particular site that isn't working for you, or are you just trying to access media like images and videos?

For images, you could use the framebuffer or use a tool to convert them to ascii, and same for videos. Use something like sniffy: https://github.com/tlvince/sniffy and play videos with mplayer to the framebuffer, ie http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/fbdev.html

I went a long time using a laptop without X, and just used my mobile phone for online images/videos I wanted to see, but editing the mimetypes in your elinks.conf to send certain media to the framebuffer might work for you.


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