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Fourth Annual USENIX Tcl/Tk Workshop, 1996

SurfIt! - A WWW Browser

Steve Ball
Australian National University


World Wide Web (WWW) browsers have, until recently, only offered static features and media types. A new generation of WWW browers now becoming available are offering technologies to remove these limitations and allow dynamic extensions to the browser application as well as dynamic media types or active message content.

SurtIf! is an example fo these "next generation" WWW browers. It offers safe execution of downloaded Tcl/Tk applets to support active message content, as well as hypertools to dynamically extend the browser at run-time.

The latest version of SurfIt! is written entirely as Tcl script code, making it highly portable, user-costomisable, and extensible.

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