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Lynx web browser usage [closed]

Does anyone still use the Lynx text-only web browser? It would seem useful for certain classes of low-end mobile devices, especially if one is billed per KB of data transfer.

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Guest [Entry]

"three uses:

testing web pages for logical structure for search engines
testing web pages for accessibility to screenreaders (e.g. for visually impaired users)
fast, safe access to text-based web sites."
Guest [Entry]

I just used it for fun. There are many better solutions for mobile phones. Besides if I'm getting charged by the KB then I'm changing phone plans.
Guest [Entry]

I stopped using lynx when I found links2, mostly because it handled tables and frames better and even a tad of javascript.
Guest [Entry]

"I have IE, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera and Lynx available on my dev machine.

I use Firefox as my default and the others for testing purposes. Sometimes it's fun to browse around on Lynx for nostalgia."
Guest [Entry]

"I've only ever used such browsers (w3m usually) via SSH, to quickly test a site is working from a remote machine.

The web has never really suited command line browsers, if you're concerned about bandwidth usage, most browsers are very configurable - disable image loading, disable Flash and Java, disable Javascript. I'm not sure if you can disable the retrieval of external CSS and Javascript files, but I'm sure this is possible too."