I have found out that the problem with being Forbidden from TIB is caused by
their server being set up to deny from anything that does not give a user
agent (Which NetSurf soes not). If I put "Allow From User-Agent *" in my
.htaccess file on http://banners.iconbar.com/ it lets NetSurf in. Therefore
it might be worth giving NetSurf a useragent header thing rather that getting
Rich at TIB to change his server setup.
I've uploaded a new version of the NetSurf application to
It's about 330K. It includes various modifications
carried out by James and myself over the past few weeks.
I can't check in the source code myself, so that will
have to wait until James gets back.
New features include:
* Iconbar icon
* Multiple windows
* Fetch documents from disc or http
* Text highlighting
There are a lot of memory leaks at the moment, so drag
the Next bar in the task manager to something large
(over 2MB?) to stop it quitting quite so often.
I have found that if you drag the NetSurf window off the bottom of the screen
and back on it does not redraw again properly. I have taken a screenshot and
dumped it in http://banners.iconbar.com/netsurf/
We have been looking at the new NetSurf application, and have designed a new
icon for it. There is a small icon and a large icon. We have edited the
!Run file so that it works in RISC OS 4+ which doesn' require CallASWI.
You can download it at http://banners.iconbar.com/netsurf/ and merge it with
the other original application.
Andrew and John
I have done some more NetSurf testing and I have found the following pages
that crash it:
For all three, the stderr file ends with the line:
"render/box.c", line 216: xml_to_box: Assertion failed: parent->type ==
I managed to get the Cerilica page to render with netsurf without a crash
by stripping all of the </TR> tags from the page.
This is at http://www.smoothartist.com/cerilica.html
Is there any way to get NetSurf to look at local files on my hard disc,
Anyway, I have tested a lot of pages and the vast majority have rendered
without a crash. :)
Michael Drake - (TLSA)
Check my website at: www.smoothartist.com
You haven't heard from me much mainly because of problems I am having with
the sf site. I can't seem to login with Oregano and therefore can't access
I have been taking a look at a copy of NetSurf that was posted on this
mailing list, and it is looking good. I have played around with text
alignment and tables. What else is it supposed to do at this moment?
I have been using it successfully on some websites and various files.
Just a thought, but why don't we get a proper forum for discussion (Like
phpBB (http://www.phpbb.com/)) It would make discussion a lot easier and
mean we could add screenshots etc. Also it would mean people like me could
That is all for now,
If you've been around on the Iconbar for a while, you might
know me as Jake Monkeyson. Well, this is the real me, and
since I've just got on the 'net I thought I'd be able to help
out in the NetSurf development.
It seems my setup is not quite technologically advanced enough
for me to become a SourceForge user -- I think it requires
SSL, and I'm only using ArcWeb, but I'm working on it.
In the mean time, what's been going on? Forgive me if I've
missed some obvious sources of information, but my internet
access is spent with an eye on the clock, so I've only had
chance for a brief look.
Is there a particular roadmap for development -- I've had a
look at the bit of code that exists, which looks interesting.
Is the plan to write something entirely from scratch?
Anyway, that's my introduction to myself. Let me know
what I should do next!
Eeek, this is probably botched. Curse Yahoo! Mail. Expect proper
posts from me at the start of October :-)
On Mon, 05 Aug 2002 00:04:25 +0100, Phil Mellor wrote:
> In message <20020802204430.85548.qmail(a)web21005.mail.yahoo.com>
> John Hoare
> > I've got problems accessing the net at the moment for
> > various complicated reasons, but I should be back up with a
> > decent net connection in mid-September.
> :( and :).
I'm back on now for good :-) Long story, so I won't pollute the
mailing list with it. Anyway, I'll do some testing tomorrow and post
back. Hopefully I can get it working. I'm also willing to do
documentation as well (writing it, or formatting it) - although we
won't be needing anything like that for a while yet. I also plan to
learn something by looking at the code, so I might be of some help
there at some point. But not yet!
> > Sorry I haven't been round contributing for a while.
> I've missed your comedy smut and incisive political satire. ;)
Well, there's plenty of that from me now on The Playpen! Unfortunately...
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