Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 23:16 UTC
RISC OS A NetSurf coder has sparked debate over the future of the web browser by suggesting ways in which JavaScript support and other features can be developed. In tentative plans sketched out by John-Mark Bell, which are to be discussed with fellow programmers, he suggested that version 2.0 of NetSurf could feature JavaScript support.
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by AndrewDuffell on Wed 4th Apr 2007 00:02 UTC
GTK Build
by rhyder on Wed 4th Apr 2007 03:22 UTC
rhyder
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2005-09-28

It's worth noting that Netsurf can be built on Linux using GTK.

See: http://www.netsurf-browser.org/screenshots/

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RE: GTK Build
by rhyder on Wed 4th Apr 2007 04:55 UTC in reply to "GTK Build"
rhyder Member since:
2005-09-28

And now built on Kubuntu (thanks to diomus for help on IRC).

http://www.unmusic.co.uk/kubuntu_netsurf.jpg

It seems a bit basic in operation but the source is impressively small and quick to build.

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RE[2]: GTK Build
by AndrewDuffell on Wed 4th Apr 2007 11:09 UTC in reply to "RE: GTK Build"
AndrewDuffell Member since:
2006-12-07

It would be great if someone wrote a guide on how to build this on Ubuntu/Kubuntu.

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RE[3]: GTK Build
by rhyder on Wed 4th Apr 2007 20:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: GTK Build"
rhyder Member since:
2005-09-28

There isn't much to it. The docs contain instructions on how to build on Debian style OSes. You simply fulfill the requirements and then type "make gtk"

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RE[3]: GTK Build
by rjek on Sat 7th Apr 2007 09:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: GTK Build"
rjek Member since:
2007-04-07

Fortunately, I did. netsurf/Docs/BUILDING-GTK contains a guide to building it, and I produced that document while working on Ubuntu, and checked that it worked on Debian.

TTOTD: Check to see if the documentation you want is in the documentation directory before asking.

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NetSurf?
by Alex Forster on Wed 4th Apr 2007 03:35 UTC
Alex Forster
Member since:
2005-08-12

Excuse the language, and I say this taking the risk of a negative mod, but I believe I speak for most when I say: what the f--k is NetSurf?

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RE: NetSurf?
by sbergman27 on Wed 4th Apr 2007 04:29 UTC in reply to "NetSurf?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

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what the f--k is NetSurf?
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A natural enough question. I'd never heard of it, either. ;-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NetSurf

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RE[2]: NetSurf?
by Alex Forster on Wed 4th Apr 2007 14:34 UTC in reply to "RE: NetSurf?"
Alex Forster Member since:
2005-08-12

Oh, so this guy is considering implementing javascript in a homebrew webbrowser he's writing. That's pretty neat.

Uh, I made an IRC bot that implemented javascript once.

Yep.

Edited 2007-04-04 14:35

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scripting in html is a bad idea
by jessta on Wed 4th Apr 2007 07:54 UTC
jessta
Member since:
2005-08-17

Whoever thought it was a good idea to put scripting in to html documents was a very bad person.
Javascript, although being a fairly nice language, is abused to all hell by web developers and is, in most cases, completely unescessary.
Even OSNEWS is using javascript in it's site, although since I'm running NoScript and everything seems to work fine I can't imagine what they are actually using it for.

If it wasn't for badly developed pages and abused techonologies web browsers wouldn't be the monster that they are.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I'm a full supporter of scripting in HTML (though obviously theres a time and a place for javascript) - it's flash I have a problem with.

While I can see the benefit of flash under some circumstances (youtube being one of the few), Flash gets abused far more than it's put to a realistic functional use ('arty' sites built entirely in flash being a great example)

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Programmer Irresponsibility
by chaosvoyager on Wed 4th Apr 2007 23:30 UTC in reply to "scripting in html is a bad idea"
chaosvoyager Member since:
2005-07-06

Just because technology is open to abused does not make it a bad idea.

While I agree that scripting a 'document' format is unwise, it's a good thing Javascript was snuck in the browser back in the day because if it wasn't, it wouldn't now be available to script other forms of XML (such as SVG, though painfully people still use HTML as a general display language instead).

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v an addition that isnt good nor bad
by jcbsinger on Wed 4th Apr 2007 09:48 UTC
maybe
by mjones on Wed 4th Apr 2007 20:35 UTC
mjones
Member since:
2006-06-14

Maybe it support JavaScript? Yeah, it should also support HTML! I mean a browser without JavaScript isn't much good now-a-days.

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