NTLK Re: newton questions (cookies)

From: Steve Weyer (sweyer@bellatlantic.net)
Date: Thu Jul 27 2000 - 05:51:00 CDT

>Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 21:20:54 -0700
>From: Dan Wormhoudt <dtw@ricochet.net>
>...when connected to the internet, there are numerous websites that
>I cannot access (for example, my company's lotus ccmail system). The
>problem appears to be that the Newton can=92t handle =93cookies,=94 which=
> I
>gather are codes that provide security, among other things. Is there a
>way to increase the power or add to the software of NetHopper so that
>the Newton can communicate with complicated websites? Does anyone sell
>another browser for the Newton or NetHopper upgrades?

are you sure this is a cookie problem? I thought that NetHopper (3.2)
handled cookies;
and I know that Newt's Cape and LunaSuite suports them. (btw, cookies don't
provide "security";
they're just a convenient way of saving/providing a small amount of
state/personalized information to the server, sometimes after you've
registered/logged in so that you don't have to be constantly doing that for
each page).

Proxy server configuration is another possible problem -- though again, I
think all of the Newton browsers support that.

However, if the site requires SSL (secure socket layer for encryption), or
JavaScript or Java,
you're basically out of luck.

NewtDevEnv, Newt's Cape, Sloup, Crypto,...

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