ANNOUNCEMENT of Line Mode Browser 3.0

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen (
Thu, 23 Mar 1995 11:04:09 +0500

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The CERN Line Mode Browser (www) is a character based World-Wide Web
Browser. It is developed for use on dumb terminals and as a test tool
for the CERN Common Code Library. It can be run in interactive mode,
non-interactive mode and as a proxy client. In non-interactive mode it
can be used as a powerful tool in CGI scripts for the CERN httpd.
Furthermore it gives a variety of possibilities for data format
conversion, filtering etc. It is primarily intended as a test-tool
for quick access to the Web or used in batch jobs.

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This is the official release of the CERN Line Mode Browser version
3.0. Together with the Library of Common Code it has now reached a
stable state where experiments can be done.

The Line Mode Browser is copyrighted by CERN and the copyright
statement is available in the source destribution file.

CERN Line Mode Browser 3.0 is available as source code:

Its is known to compile on Sun4, Solaris 2, HP Snake, NeXT, NeXT-386,
Decstation Ultrix, DEC OSF/1, SGI and AIX, but look also at the page
of supported platforms at:

Many pre-compiled binaries are available from

Documentation is available at

The address to send email about CERN Line Mode Browser is:

This is the last release that I will make from CERN. I am going to
join the W3C team at MIT starting next week. See you later!

-- cheers --


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CERN Line Mode Browser Release Notes

Very little has changed in the user interface, but it is now stable.

Pre-release 3.0pre2

* The browser is now much more stable and has the same amount of
functionality as the previous version 2.15

Pre-release 3.0pre1

Most of the code is reorganized in order to adapt the application to
the multithreaded version of the Library. This means that the browser
now has the following new features:

* Interruptible I/O - hit 'z RETURN' and the current load terminates

* You can at any time initiate a new load or any other command by
simply start typing.

The Line Mode Browser has done it again!

Have fun!


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