Manual Reference Pages - DECKSCAPE (1)
DeckScape - An Experimental World-Wide Web Browser
Author Of Object
Author Of Documentation
DeckScape is an experimental World-Wide Web browser based on the metaphor of a
deck of playing cards, where each card is a Web page, and each deck is
displayed in its own window. As the user traverses links, new pages
appear on top of the current deck. Retrievals are done using a
background thread, so all visible pages in any deck are active at all
times. Users can move and copy pages between decks, and decks can be
used as a general-purpose way to organize material, such as hotlists,
query results, and breadth-first expansions.
More details about the system can be found in SRC 135:
This paper appeared in the Third International World-Wide Web Conference
(April 1995). A short version of it appeared in CHI95:
WWW_HOME -- The URL of the "home" page. At SRC, the current value
http_proxy -- The name of a proxy server. The format is "http://foo", with
an optional port.
At SRC, the current value is "http://www-proxy.pa.dec.com:8080/".
no_proxy -- Domain names for which no proxy should be consulted.
The format is a comma-separated list of domain names, with
an optional port. At SRC, the current value is "src-www,.dec.com".
Images are displayed using the following ppm filters:
giftoppm, ppmtopgm, pgmtopbm, djpeg, and xbmtopbm.
The system maintains the state of the decks in the file
between invocations. If the system crashes on startup,
try deleting this file, or start DeckScape with the -clean flag.
The file is essentially a list of URLs;
if you edit it, do so carefully!
The HTML viewer is fragile and vanilla. It recognizes HTML
2.0, except for forms; however, the viewer does not deal with
incorrect HTML very gracefully and most Web pages contain incorrect
HTML. The system does not support external viewers.
AUTHOR OF OBJECT
Marc H. Brown and Robert A. Shillner
AUTHOR OF DOCUMENTATION
Marc H. Brown
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