I really really prefer the old perldoc to the new one, partially because of the color scheme, but mostly because I use a widescreen monitor, and pages that mimic an 8 1/2 x 11 look with a fixed width waste 50% of the space. This is made worse when half of that is sidebars, meaning the text lines in the middle are hideously short -- suitable for a string of blurbs as opposed to a series of paragraphs. Basically, this dictates preferences to the user which should be left up to the user. That is bad policy.
...the fact that almost nobody is cabaple of producing a layout with CSS that is capable of resizing well...
I want to point out that this is just false. CSS accepts a % for the top/right/left/bottom in absolutely positioned elements to control their size relative to the window (or container). As long as all the containers are done that way, the page will resize perfectly.
By trying to discourage it's use, you are promoting senseless net congestion and all manner of bloated server-side "technology". Maybe perlmonks wouldn't be so ridiculously slow if you tried it -- clearly we will never find out.
I still like using lynx occasionally, but I don't go around complaining about sites that have not made themselves properly compatible with a text only browser...
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