a terminal broswer,which renders images without even the need of X... interesting
Unfortunately, I don't think that's the case. Looks like "graphics mode" (i.e. the mode that displays images) requires some kind of x windowing server.
-Links runs in graphics mode (mouse required) on X Window System (UN*X, Cygwin), SVGAlib, Linux Framebuffer, OS/2 PMShell, AtheOS GUI
-Links runs in text mode (mouse optional) on UN*X console, ssh/telnet virtual terminal, vt100 terminal, xterm, and virtually any other text terminal. Mouse is supported for GPM, xterm, and OS/2. Links supports colors on terminal.
-Tables, frames in both graphics and text mode, builtin image display in graphics mode
-Builtin image display for GIF, JPEG, PNG, XBM, TIFF in graphics mode