Re: [NTLK] Browser choice....

From: Steve Weyer (
Date: Mon Mar 11 2002 - 17:10:10 EST

> From: "" <>
> Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 09:56:41 -0500
> Newt's Cape is a browser that unlike Luna Ranger, displays webpages more
> geared to the Newton display. That being sa=
> id, as a browser you have the great ability of being able to capture online
> text and save as a book format. Other adapta=
> tions and packages have been added throughout time including music .mod file
> creators (can download and then adjust a mod=
> file to work for the Newton modplayer), as well as unzip utility.
> Newt's Cape has many other adaption packages and Steve Weyer is active at
> bringing in new programs into Newt's Cape a=
> s they are announced and he has time. :) While it does not handle moving
> gifs as well as Luna Ranger, it is stable and =
> VERY versatile. Worth the registration.
> No Newton browser has java, though a miniature form of it, Waba, is being
> actively ported to Newt's Cape as well.

not so much ported, as it's supported as a plugin (via WabaTester)
i.e., if page contains an APPLET tag with appropriate Waba parameters

> (What else is Newt's Cape doing that I did not mention?)

that's a pretty good list. a few more things:
other plugins: JPEG; PilotDoc (for reading Palm DOC format ebooks)
encoding support/language interfaces for:
  Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Korean, French, German
run embedded NewtonScript (though not JavaScript) for fancier forms

fyi. Newt's Cape can be used on 1.x Newtons as an HTML viewer and book
creation tool; when there were 1.x email clients (e.g., aloha, CIS, etc.)
and mail proxy servers, it was even possible to non-real-time "browse".

Newton apps/tools: Newt's Cape, newtVNC, NewtDevEnv, Sloup, Crypto,...

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