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Three student coders picked to work on NetSurf over the summer

Published: 21st Apr 2009, 00:04:30 | Permalink | Printable

As part of Google Summer of Code 2009, Bo Yang, Paul Blokus and Mark Benjamin will be paid by Google to improve the way NetSurf structures pages in memory (which will help towards achieving JavaScript support), improve the user interface of the GTK+ port and other user interface work, such as removing the need to use a mouse with the open source web browser.

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DOM isn't really about how pages are stored in memory - but about how they're accessed (and even changed). Web pages are written as a tree of elements with the whole page being the top element. DOM gives you an API which lets you walk the tree and to add, remove and modify elements. Javascript's methods to navigate and modify the document dynamically are based on DOM (I think).

Also, is there any relation between Paul Blokus and Adam from last year?

 is a RISC OS Userninja on 21/4/09 5:49PM
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We need to change how the document is stored in memory to provide that DOM API, so it's close enough. And yes, it's his brother.

 is a RISC OS Userrjek on 21/4/09 6:16PM
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Ah, cool. Ta for the info :)

 is a RISC OS Userninja on 21/4/09 6:59PM
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Hey all. New user, forgive me for asking this question in a completely unrelated place, but what happened to the Drobe forums?

 is a RISC OS Usermbazley on 21/4/09 6:16PM
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I think all the forum activity effectively moved to iconbar.com

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 21/4/09 7:20PM
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Please stay on topic. I'll say just this: an archive of the forums exists but isn't viewable. Comments posted in the forums after comments in articles overflowed (there used to be a limit of about 30 comments per article simply because Oregano on RiscPCs - the most common RISC OS web browser platform - couldn't handle the tables past this point) have been reposted under the articles.

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 21/4/09 9:15PM
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And forgot to add: maybe one day I'll make the old forum archive viewable from the new Drobe design. When I get time to export the database into the new comment+website structure.

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 21/4/09 9:17PM
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