Prototyping 7 May 2013

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Alternative Browsers

  • CGI / html5lib...

See: Installing Free Software with OSX

CGI Hello Browser

#!/usr/bin/env python
#-*- coding:utf-8 -*-
import cgi, urllib2, html5lib, urlparse
import cgitb; cgitb.enable()
 
print "Content-type: text/html;charset=utf-8"
print
 
q = cgi.FieldStorage()
url = q.getvalue("url","http://pzwart3.wdka.hro.nl/wiki")
f = urllib2.urlopen(url)
ct = f.info().get("content-type")
if ct.startswith("text/html"):
    t = html5lib.parse(f,treebuilder="etree",namespaceHTMLElements=False)
    for a in t.iter("a"):
        href = a.get("href")
        href = urlparse.urljoin(url, href)
        print '<a href="?url={0}">{0}</a><br>'.format(href)

Ideas for browsers

  • a browser that shows or ignores content hosted in a specific country (roel)
  • a browser with the broken links. I will develop a browser displaying broken links.(michaela)

As I am interested in anonymous or depersonalized, transit spaces I can explore the abandoned places on the web.(start from the wiki)

  • a browser that closes when you open it! (yoana) OR a blank browser / i like to get notebooks/sketchbooks, especially i like them when they are still blank and new. I wish for a browser like that
  • A browser showing the webpages by a pre-defined theme (menno)