The first official AWeb 3.5 APL Lite Beta is now released. It can be found at http://aweb.sunsite.dk. Read more for changelog.
Here is an overview of the new features and major bugs fixed in this
release. For a complete list in "fine detail" see the Changelog
Included at the end of this document.
Support for <INS> and <DEL> tags
Double Buffered Rendering - Optional double buffering dramatically
reduces the flickering during rendering of long table based pages.
Background Images - no longer force a complete redraw off the
document, resulting in a dramatic speed up of some pages.
Fixes and standardisation to the way tables are laid out, and to the
way background images in tables are align mean that many more pages
Fix to the transparency bug in the internal gif decoder.
Improved gopher support.
Support for translating character sets enables pages using a
different character set to be displayed.
New more attractive startup screen and about requester.
Fixes to a major bug in the image decoder plugins where AWeb would
crash with bad memory trashing on repeated iconification.
The aweblib version numbering has been changed, all version start
from 35 as of this release. This avoids some clashes that would other
wise occur with previous version of AWeb.
Fundamental support for Regular Expression objects has been
introduced in this version. However, the string methods using regular
expressions have not yet been implemented and as most real world
sites uses these methods few new sites will work, rather this is the
first step on the journey.
A compile of the developer version of AWeb (AWeb.developer) is included in
the archive. It is not installed by the Install script. It allows developers
and beta testers to generate extended debug info and should only be used for
this purpose. It contains no extra browsing functionality.
AWeb APL Development Team