Links is an open source text-based web browser with a pull-down menu system, originally developed by Mikulas Patocka in the Czech Republic. It renders complex pages (partial HTML 4.0 support including tables and frames, support for multiple character sets), supports color and monochrome terminals and allows horizontal scrolling. Unlike Lynx to then and w3m, it is oriented toward visual users who want to retain many typical elements of graphical user interfaces (pop up windows, menus etc.) in a text-only environment. The focus on intuitive usability makes it suitable as a web browser for low-end terminals in libraries, Internet cafes etc.

Twibright Labs has developed a separate version of the Links browser (2.x) that displays graphics, renders fonts in different sizes (with anti-aliasing) and supports JavaScript. The resulting browser is very fast, but it does not display many pages as they were intended. The graphical mode works even on Unix systems without a window environment, such as a Unix system without the X Window System, but with SVGALib.

ELinks ("Experimental/Enhanced Links") is a fork led by Petr Baudis. It is based on Links 0.9. It has a more open development and incorporates patches from other Links versions and from Internet users.

Links is also a slang term for a golf course.

See also: Link

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