[Coco] Coco 3 and the Internet

alsplace at pobox.com alsplace at pobox.com
Mon Jun 7 12:07:00 EDT 2004

WebTV (and certain browsers for PalmOS PDAs) use a proxy server that 
snags the real page, massages the data down to TV or PDA format, then 
sends that to the browser.  The result is that WebTV could often render 
a page faster than a PC on the same kind of dialup -- the PC had 
download the full 500K graphic, while WebTV converted it down to a 32K 
TV res image and sends that to the box.

Scott Griepentrog volunteered to work on a proxy server for the CoCo 
via his server, so if we want to do REAL web browsing, this is the way 
to go.

Lynx/text-only browsing is another option.  PDA phones are in the same 
boat as we -- most, like the default browser with my $$$ PalmOS Kyocera 
phone, are text only browsers with a screen far more limited than the 
CoCo.  We should use them for inspiration.

And, if all goes well, I'll have an interest test in a few weeks to 

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