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Re: [trinity-users] Re: Plans on updating Konqueror?

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 17:34:26 -0400
On Mon, 2 May 2016 09:42:04 -0700
"Dave Lers" <lists@...> wrote:

> andre_debian@... wrote:
> > On Monday 02 May 2016 13:09:56 Lisi Reisz wrote:  
> >> On Monday 02 May 2016 12:00:51 andre_debian@... wrote:  
> >> > I think that Konqueror is not a navigator  
> >> It used to be a superb one.  For years it was my browser of choice.  
> > I'm asking myself how you can consider that Konqueror
> > "is a superb one" navigator.  
> It depends on your definition of "navigator". Almost everything I do
> on my PC is done using Konqueror as a navigator to view/play/edit/run
> files/programs, local and remote - things no other web browser or file
> manager can do. While Konqueror is essentially my desktop and could
> get me anyhere I want/need to go, sometimes the menu or taskbar are
> faster/easier.
> That said, it is frustrating that I can only use Konqueror to view
> websites I know it can handle. I still use Konqueror as a gateway
> browser ('open with Chromium') because there are enough of my regular
> sites that still work in Konqueror and I prefer the
> simpler/depreciated Google interface. Maybe I'm stubborn, but
> Iceweasel and Chromium are pigs and not something to leave running
> when you're using a Pi2 PC.
> ...It's probably a pipe dream, but it would be real nice if there were
> a way that I could have a whitelist of sites that would open in
> Konqueror with all others automatically opening in an external
> browser.

Konqueror is still an excellent file manager and a decent swiss-army
knife for lesser-known (and therefore lesser-updated) communication
protocols, but it's probably not viable as a general-purpose web
browser anymore.

Konqueror supports CSS1, CSS2, HTML <= 4.0X, XHTML 1.0,
and Javascript versions contemporary with those (I'd have to do some
research to figure out exactly what those are).  Sites that limit themselves
to those or downgrade gracefully should still work.  Sites using HTML 5,
CSS3, or some recent Javascript constructions will probably break to
varying degrees.  Konqueror also has a few CSS rendering wrinkles in
its positioning code, so even if a site should be compatible, things can end
up in the wrong spots on the screen.

If Chrome/Chromium, Opera, and Firefox/Iceweasel aren't to your taste,
there are still some alternative browsers out there--Midori and Vivaldi
come to mind.  Midori is supposed to be light, although it gives up some
features to accomplish that.

(Me?  PaleMoon, which is a fork of Firefox from before they trashed
the UI, but I'm a control freak with unusual requirements.)

E. Liddell