Re: [dwm] [OT] Personal Website and CSS

From: Matthias-Christian Ott <>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 14:54:26 +0100

On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 12:07:16AM +0100, hiro wrote:
> > I think the only way is dropping HTML and CSS altogether and going
> > with something new. I'd be very interested in contributing. I think
> > the replacement should not only focus on presentation but equally on
> > forming a base for less suckish applications which are highly network
> > transparent.
> >
> > Kind regards,
> > --Anselm
> >
> >
> Not sure if OP really wanted to do this, but such alternatives have
> always existed. Look at gopher for example.
> I would export 9p filetrees and mount them in acme. You can use text
> files and plumbing if you want hyperlinks.
> I very much enjoy reading 9fans that way.
> But I admit this not being beauty typesetting.
> > browsers like Mozilla Firefox have terrible default typographic style
> > and using text-mode browsers like links often seems to be only solution
> > when reading longer texts.
> I don't really get this: Where can we find real typographic style in links?

There's actually none, but it's better to display the text in a fixed-font
uniform size than in misproportioned text with unsuitable spacing.
> Perhaps we need a combination of Troff's beauty and web browser's dynamics.

What do you mean by dynamic? AJAX? I suppose you mean hyperlinks.

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