I've been subscribed to this list for a day and haven't had any messages,
so I'm posting this partly as a test :) Is this just a low traffic list?
Anyway a couple of questions with regard to netsurf.
1 - Is it useful for me to send a bug report every time I find a problem in
Netsurf, even if it might be covered by a bug report already in the
database. Looking at the bug tracker page on sourceforge, I only see 2
outstanding reports anyway - is this still being used?
2 - It's a pain to complete bug report forms when the browser doesn't
support drag and drop into text fields. Have I missed something or is this
really not supported yet?
3 - I notice Netsurf doesn't have a hotlist (or favourites or whatever you
want to call it :). I had an idea of writing a browser independent hotlist
application, because the hotlist in Oregano 2 is so awful. Would this be a
useful thing for Netsurf or is there a hotlist in the works already?
That's all I can think of for now - I have to say the browser is looking
good so far :)
libxml2 2.6.0 is has, after a very vigorous testing process and quite
a few test versions, finally been released to the general world. Whilst
the changes have focused mostly on the XML side of things, the new
dictionary code should make the HTML parsing faster as well - I'm not
sure as I've not looked at it much myself, but I just thought I'd
mention it as even little speed increases might be useful to you.
Anyhow, I just thought I'd mention it :-)
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there is one very nice option of Opera that I'd like to see implemented
in NetSurf. It's the Zoom/Scaling option.
It's not a stupid zoom of the page nor a simple font resizing like MSIE does.
True, it scales the font sizes but also every specified object widths before
formatting the page. The result is zoomed texts and images that, for
correctly designed pages at least, remain formatted to the width of
Just downloaded the newest Netsurf, and I must say it is looking better each
time! Good work guys!
Just three quick things:
1) Can you maybe make that text does not start right at the left edge of the
browser window, but a few millimeters inwards? It makesw it very hard to
read if the text is right upt o the edge.
2) Can you make the pointer fchange to a hand or somesuch when it is over a
hyperlink? At the moment you have to look at the status bar to seewhich text
is a link or not. And no, colouring it blue does not help, what if the text
colour on the page is purposefully set to blue, but not a hyperlink?
3) Nearly forgot this one... Can you maybe make the writeable icons in web
pages look more like RISC OS writeable icons? At the moment it is confusing
to be presented with just a pink or purple square...
I hope you find these criticisms constructive, cheers!
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A summary of improvements over the last few weeks:
+ New documentation and User Guide, thanks to Michael Drake
+ Form improvements: <button>, use CSS for display for all controls, POST
support, <input type=submit>
+ CSS attribute selectors and parent / preceding combinators, specificity,
+ Implementation of 'background', 'font', 'text-decoration', 'visibility'
and 'white-space' CSS properties (many incomplete)
+ Download window and other interface improvements (Rob Jackson)
+ Overview of how to add CSS properties for developers
+ HTTP authentication (John M Bell)
+ And many bug fixes.
Please test these, especially forms. The latest build is at
http://netsurf.strcprstskrzkrk.co.uk/ as usual. Please report bugs here or
to #netsurf-develop on IRCNet.
Is the '26-bit' build actually useful to anyone, ie. is anyone using the
web on an A5000 or earlier?
When you point Netsurf to http://www.dvdanime.net/index.php it shows
the attributes of the body tag as text.
I saved the page and scanned it with HtmlTidy, well it's not one of the most
error free page I have seen but what is upsetting Netsurf is that the page
head contains a line:
It's interesting to see what HtmlTidy reports as I assume that Netsurf
behave somewhat like that. When I examine the warnings offered by HtmlTidy
it curriously doesn't complain about the <DIV> tag but just after at
the <META> tags stating that the are not allowed in <body> elements.
So it silently inserts a <body> tag when it encouters the <div> and then
reports that it discards the real <body> tag when it sees it.
What I suspect is that Netsurf attempts to do the same but forget to discard
the input till the ">" bracket closing the body tag.
On Thursday I downloaded the latest binary build presenting me with the
error 'NetSurf requires the Shared Unix Library 1.02'. When I downloaded
the latest SharedULib and did a *Help on it I only had version 1.00.
Therefore I can only conclude that version 1.02 does not exist and have
since corrected the !Run file.
However, upon loading I was very impressed with the development since I
last checked it! Table implementation is excellent. I only had one site
I could check as my RPC is standalone. The site can be seen at
http://smiler.8bit.co.uk. The only things I've noticed missing are cell
padding and NetSurf seems to ignore the <font size="#"> tag. I should
think this could be implemented by passing them as CSS (ie.
<style="font-size= #px">). I realise the number will have to be
converted though. Otherwise this looks excellent, including the
implementation of the external CSS file.
Well done everybody,
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