I feel the need to push up my glasses, and say in my best pedantic voice: Well actually…
All styling in modern browsers is done via CSS, any HTML formatting like
<i> is going to be done by a built in CSS style sheet. You really need to ditch HTML to ditch CSS at this point.
I’ve had JS off by default and only turned on for specific sites for the past 30 years. It improves the web
At least one on the list
But even the “no html” page requires a line of html to tell the browser that what they are about to see is plain text, so display it as such. Pedantic, sure, because the rest really is just ordinary text, but worth pointing out.
I wonder why the site wasn’t made to server the page as
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 instead of sending it as HTML wrapping the plaintext.
It’s using a doctype entry. I’m way many years off my html/css coding, so I don’t know if that’s specifically HTML or a more general type of call. Aka, I could be wrong, but I only know the call in reference to HTML.
BoingBoing already told us where to find text-only websites: The Midnight Pub in Gemini Space | Boing Boing.
this is why i prefer curl.
The next step after No HTML is No Response Body - a website that returns only standard HTTP headers and communicates nothing but the fact that the URL exists.
That’s basically just the Gemini protocol.
This jogged my memory to check to see if Free Pascal had anything like Turbo Pascal’s text UI TurboVision.
Yep, it does. FreeVision.
You could do a pretty sick SSH text BBS with a UI. (The mouse clicks don’t work, but I think that’s a PuTTY setting.)
It’s got bold, italic and underlined text, and a Gothic font for “Sir Tim”…oh, are they all done with Unicode?
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