This document contains information about the current beta release of Monkey, the HTML browser for real-time and embedded systems. The beta release is available for the operating systems Linux (PC), LynxOS (PC), OS-9/68xxx, SunOS/Solaris and VxWorks (68k). Release date: 07/16/97.
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Restrictions - Known Problems - Release History
Here is the (probably incomplete) list of missing features, especially with respect to the HTML 3.2 standard:
|Feature / Markup Tag||Comments|
|Display||Monkey run on a 256 or 16 colors display only.|
|<TEXTAREA>||Multi-line text fields are not supported yet, but will be included in the final release.|
|<INPUT type=image>< /FONT>||Graphical submit buttons in forms are not supported yet, but will be available in the final version. The ISMAP and MAP attributes of the <IMG> markup tag are supported already.|
|<INPUT type=file>< /FONT>||Not supported|
|<INPUT type=text>< /FONT>||The maximum input length is 254 characters.|
|<ISINDEX>||The maximum input length is 254 characters.|
|Mailto||The "mailto" reference is not supported (even if used in these documents. But perhaps you want to browse them with another browser).|
|Server-side includes||The local emulation of server-side includes by the browser is not yet supported.|
|JPEG||Currently only available for Digital UNIX, Linux, LynxOS, OS-9/68xxx and SunOS/Solaris.|
|Animated GIFs||Not supported|
|Multiple windows||Multiple windows are not supported yet|
|Printing documents||Not supported|
|Find||Only strings without word delimiters can be found correctly.|
|Disk and memory cache||Not available yet|
|Keyboard accelerators||Keyboard accelerators for navigation will be available in the final release.|
|Cut/Copy||Cutting/Copying in tables doesn't work sometimes|
|Tables||Certain tables are not rendered perfectly.|
|02/27/97||First beta release|
|02/28/97||GIFs with transparent background are now supported.|
|03/07/97||Monkey now can browse directories, text files (text/plain), GIF- (image/gif)
and JPEG- (image/jpeg) files.
Several problems with forms and transparent GIFs have been fixed.
|03/12/97||Menus, bookmarks and a bookmark editor have been added.
Documents can be saved now.
Some problems with CR/LF in HTTP /Mime headers have been fixed.
Added icon buttons.
|03/19/97||Added client pull mechanism.
Several fixes (GIFs, CGI scripts)
|03/22/97||Added better (corrected) fonts.
Added "Find" dialog (but no searching yet)
|04/03/97||Added searching of strings without word delimiters.
Fixed several bugs with browser-side CGI scripts.
Fixed a problem when locating anchors in tables.
Fixed some segmentation faults.
|04/21/97||Added JPEG conversion program for OS-9/68xxx.
Fixed several problems with table rendering.
Added color setting dialog in preferences.
Added support for 16 colors displays.
|05/07/97||Added keyboard accelerators for tool bar and menus.
Added option -t (touchscreen).
|07/16/97||Incorporated the new ALib features.
Fixed bookmark editing.
Fixed URL parsing ( file:).
Table rendering improved.
|07/24/97||Fixed propagation of certain alignment attributes.|