w3m continues Edbrowse?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Mon Oct 29 16:45:37 UTC 2018

Again that is an interesting perspective.
granted when I search google, because I have a google account, my 
experience  is different.
Lynx, last updated  a few weeks back uses the slash key for searches.
So, I slash search for sig, am placed just above the search box, arrow 
down once, type in my search, arrow down again and hit entre.
because the results are numbered,  and because I admit I have  what I 
consider very clear dectalk speech, once my results are presented, I can 
simply choose the associated number, no tabbing needful at all.
My personal experience with elinks, which when compiled with JavaScript 
gives the sense of a graphical browser is that unless a site really 
creates good alt-tags, one may be tabbing for a while to reach something 
meaningful, either everything is spoken as the word link, or one finds 
several  options with the same  alt-tag identifier.
even elinks provides the option for numbers tough.  meaning my personal 
experience might be slower, but my hands stay on the keyboard.
That is just me, and I I realize that computing is a very personal thing.

On Mon, 29 Oct 2018, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> "Speaking personally, I tried loading google in w3m, but found it tedious 
> reaching the page sections I sought."
> This was my experience as well. This is because w3m has no header or any 
> other quick navigation features that are common to most graphical desktop 
> browsers. For example, I am able to go to either DuckDuckGo or Google, both 
> of which land me immediately on the search box, which is what I want most 
> right away, then I can enter my search and then press h to navigate through 
> the search results by headings, as each result's link is a heading, and then 
> if I want to read the little piece of the page that it includes, I can press 
> the down arrow key to get to it, then h to move to the next result or H to 
> move back to the top of that result or to previous results. Unfortunately, no 
> text browser has this capability at present, not even w3m, making them all 
> more tedious to navigate than the graphical browsers. That said, w3m would 
> seem to be the best candidate for being modernized and made less tedious, 
> because it just needs accessible Javascript and HTML5 support along with 
> quick navigation keybindings that can place the cursor directly on the point 
> of interest, especially since it is the only text browser that supports 
> direct arrow and tab navigation right out of the box.
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