[maemo-developers] Javascript support on N800 Browser?

From: Andrew Barr andrew.james.barr at gmail.com
Date: Sun Feb 25 06:25:53 EET 2007
On Sat, 2007-02-24 at 22:50 -0500, Acadia Secure Networks wrote:
> All,
> does the www browser on the N800 fully and correctly implement
> javascript? 

If it does not it is unlikely that you, I, or even Nokia can do much
about it, Opera is proprietary software and judging by comments made by
Nokia people on this list and elsewhere not even they have the source


> I have a www site that I can visit with the Firefox ( Browser
> running on Windows XP Pro SP2 and successfully download and upload
> files from/to the www site. The www site uses javascript.

...If Mozilla works properly you should investigate Minimo, which is
Mozilla for embedded devices. It ran fine on the 770 (I used it myself
for a while), I am unsure of what the status of any N800 port is.

> However, when I attempt to do this from the N800 www browser, the
> upload and download, although it seems to work, results in corrupted
> files on the receiving side when the receiving side is the N800. On
> the other hand I seem to be able to upload files from the N800 to the
> www site most (but still less than 100%) of the time.

Many people use(d) Minimo for these exact reasons, the superior
JavaScript implementation (Netscape invented JS after all) worked well
for AJAX or other JS-heavy sites like Gmail. Opera gets crashy when you
tax it's JS engine.

> -- 
> Best Regards,
> John Holmblad
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