[Coco] Does anyone want a CoCoWeb?

John Guin johnguin at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 20 10:49:44 EDT 2018

That would be stellar!

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From: Coco <coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com> On Behalf Of Allen Huffman
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2018 7:42 AM
To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Subject: [Coco] Does anyone want a CoCoWeb?

Now that we can hook up WiFi internet to a CoCo for $6 in parts (or more if you buy it from me as an assembled product ;-), is there any interest in a CoCoWeb? It would be:

1. CoCo-specific web pages, made using very simply HTML specifically targeting the CoCoWeb. (There would be no way to view anything modern. These would be pages specifically for CoCo use, with the ability to click to download files, etc.)

#1 could render basic websites (like Wikipedia) that were small enough to fit into our available RAM, and supported pure HTML versions (where, if CSS is disabled, you get raw text). But, https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.whywouldyouwanttodothat.com&data=02%7C01%7C%7C61ce25d7186c449bfed508d5a6ccf480%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636598321559484242&sdata=eAjH2exDE%2FuCZAEKqXYWlmB09aP6XLkxMWG214qduIY%3D&reserved=0

The ability to quickly browse CoCo pages and retrieve files and such would be nice. A skin could even be made for wordpress that would be compatible, and there are some very simple message boards that could be done with a simple skin.

2. Web Proxy, using the same technique done on the WebTV boxes. For those who have forgot, the WebTV was a setop box that would view almost any webpage of the way (of the day, before flash, java, etc.) and would do so faster than a PC. It worked by having their servers actually go get the page and render it, then send compressed versions and downsized graphics to the WebTV.

Using the #2 approach, almost anything could be viewed as a static page. No Java, no Javascript animations, no Flash, etc. 

Asking for a friend...

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