Accessible OpenDocument reader

Luke Yelavich themuso at
Sun Jul 23 10:21:24 BST 2006

On Sun, Jul 23, 2006 at 07:00:39PM EST, Daniel Carrera wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-23-07 at 09:34 +1000, Luke Yelavich wrote:
> > IMO you would be better off supporting elinks, as it is the one browser 
> > that is under constant development. As far as I know, there are things 
> > that elinks supports that the other two don't.
> Ok, I've tried to work with elinks and I got a little further than with
> lynx. Elinks allows you to set up a mime handler for non-HTML files. So
> what I did was:
> * Made a program, 'odfread', that converts ODF to HTML and gives the
> output to elinks.
> * Configured elinks to use odfread as a mime handler for ODF files.
> This is recursive, and it means that now you can press 'G' to open an
> ODF file from elinks, but every time you do it you create a whole new
> instance of elinks and also lose the ability to press "back".
> If we can configure elinks so that pressing "back" when there is nothing
> in the history makes the application quit, then we'd have a fully
> functional text-based odf reader.

Ok that shouldn't be a proble, Recent versions of elinks have a --remote 
flag, which allows the same instance of elinks to be opened, but the new 
page gets opened in a new tab. Finished with the tab, just close it.

Luke Yelavich
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