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[REBOL] No-white-web-proxy.r

From: arolls:idatam:au at: 21-Dec-2001 21:55

Hello everyone, I am very happy today. I have just made a little web proxy, which I found quite easy to make since I based it on webserver.r in the rebol script library. It essentially just blows away white backgrounds from html pages. At its most brutal, it searches for the oft-occurring string "ffffff" and replaces it with a specified colour, which I have set to be much easier on the eye (well, my eye anyway). Finally I feel comfortable surfing the web ! :-P (And to hell with all those web designers who hardcode their colours.) It also does a bit of ad filtering. I am sure that others have done stuff like this already, and I feel that I should have gotten into this a -long- time ago, as I have been complaining pathetically about it for years. I hope it's useful for others too :) Features that I would like to extend: - send large files a chunk at a time (is it the same as doing a large file copy?) - parse pdf files ? Always white backgrounds! :-U - gui interface for setting up easily, getting help etc. I have some questions on the gui side, though: If I have a window open, and I am waiting for user events as well as web requests, will a possibly lengthy user action (when pushing on a button for example) deny any web requests? I have the feeling that it will cache and block until the action is finished, won't it? (Thinking about actions taking around 1 sec.) And rebol 3.0 will be able to do both asynchronously? Anton.