Ask HN: Will anything replace the Web for simple hyperlinked text documents?

8 points | by snazz 195 days ago

5 comments

  • jolmg 193 days ago

    How about using a terminal web browser like w3m or elinks? Of course, they're no firefox or chrome, but you might be surprised by the amount of features they have. They both have tabs, you can scroll with your mousewheel, and click on links with your mouse, they have context menus, etc. w3m can display images in the terminal as well, and they can be turned off if you prefer it that way.

    • tony-allan 195 days ago

      It sounds like your beaf is not with the web but the current state of many websites.

      If you want a simple web of documents then you can build one easily yourself. You can look at something like GitHub that allows you to easily publish a website made of simple markdown pages. It allows you to easily create simple or complex pages.

      https://pages.github.com/

      This is just an example.

      • anoncake 194 days ago

        > It sounds like your beaf is not with the web but the current state of many websites.

        Those websites are a large part of the web.

        • jolmg 193 days ago

          > It sounds like your beaf is not with the web but the current state of many websites.

          Those websites were enabled by various changes in what the web supported. As an example, think of how the web would be without AJAX. That'd be enough to kill most webapps.

        • ahazred8ta 195 days ago

          You want to replace Web 2.0 with Web 1.0? Um... it's already there. There are ways to turn off JavaScript, CSS, and media. Note that accessibility tools for visually impaired users may do what you're looking for.

          Personally I wish browsers had native support for displaying Markdown content.

          • PaulHoule 195 days ago

            My own personal favorite is RestructuredText.

            • scarface74 195 days ago

              Gopher.