From: Steve Weyer (
Date: Sat Dec 18 1999 - 06:51:51 EST

>Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999 22:30:55 -0800
>From: Jeremy Bond Shepherd <>
>I have been trying to use from Newt'sCape ever since
>Steve released the awesome Palm DOC viewer.
>Unfortunately, I can never get it to work from Newt'sCape, although
>it works fine from a desktop browser.
>The problem occurs AFTER I enter the URL of the .zip file and press
>"Go". On a desktop browser, I get a page with a hyperlink to the .pdb
>(or whatever extension is in the .zip archive). In Newt'sCape, I get
>a "404 Not Found" error. I have tried a few different settings but it
>doesn't ever work.
>I guess the problem might be related to a redirect. FWIW, one recent
>test resulted in a URL of
>Has anyone hit on a magic pref combination that allows this to work?

I must admit that I hadn't actually tested this in Newt's Cape
(the result page looked so simple that I figured there wouldn't be a problem).
I will do some testing to see what the problem is and report back.

(also have initiated contact with site to ask them to make
their pages more PDA friendly for live access).

> From what I can tell, this would be extremely useful, not only for
>Palm DOCs but also other Newton accessible data stored in .zip
>archives which formerly required expansion on a desktop, i.e. .gif,
>.jpg, even .pkg!

I agree this would be very useful.
(probably not so much for already compressed formats like. jpg).
the alternative would be to write a .zip converter plugin on Newton
(which I'd rather not do myself; I do have some C source code and docs
in case anyone would like to write one.)


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