[maemo-developers] Javascript support on N800 Browser?

From: Acadia Secure Networks acadiasecurenets at aol.com
Date: Sun Feb 25 19:21:03 EET 2007

thanks for sharing those insights.

I also tested the www site (which is running a Microsoft OS with IIS) 
using a QVGA handset running Windows Mobile 5.0 + latest feature pack. 
Ironically the IE browser, which comes as a part of Windows Mobile 5.0 
did worse than Opera on the N800 does with this particular www site. In 
fact I was unable to download or upload anything with the WM 5.0 IE 

It so happens that I have Minimo installed on this handset so I tried it 
to access the www site and, although it performed better than IE, it 
tended to lock up Windows Mobile 5.0, thus requiring a hard reset of the 

For anyone who is interested in learning more about Windows Mobile 5.0, 
I should mention that there is an ARM emulator including images for 
Windows Mobile 5.0 that runs on Microsoft Windows XP (and I assume Vista 
and perhaps even Windows 2000) available at the Microsoft www site for 
download. One very useful aspect of this emulator is that it connects 
the TCP/IP stack of the virtual device to the host OS the way that other 
virtualization tools like VMware, Xen, and Microsoft Virtual Server/PC 
do. Thus the device can have IP connectivity.

Here is the url to that www page at the Microsoft www site where you can 
obtain the emulator + images:


This is a stand-alone emulator so you do not need to have Visual Studio 
in order to use it.


Best Regards,


John Holmblad


Andrew Barr wrote:
> 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
> code...
> However...
>> 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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