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Re: WebOne - proxy for old browsers to make them Web 2.0-capable

Postby t9999clint » 2019-8-14 @ 00:43

JonathonWyble wrote:That's cool, but would image converting destroy the relationship your project has with acting as a proxy? Just asking. Well, I guess it does seem like a good idea to add miscellaneous stuff into a project made for a certain task :happy:

I was asking for this feature to improve the compatibility of certain websites with these older browsers. By converting these images to a simpler format it'll fix a lot of wierd graphical issues that occurs when the site tries to load images that are either a: too big to fit in ram or b: a format not supported by the vintage browser.
While I agree that this isn't a high priority, I strongly disagree that this would destroy the overall idea of the project.
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Re: WebOne - proxy for old browsers to make them Web 2.0-capable

Postby ATauenis » 2019-8-14 @ 11:28

JonathonWyble wrote:That's cool, but would image converting destroy the relationship your project has with acting as a proxy? Just asking.

No. WebOne is not a regular proxy server like Squid/MS-ISA, it is a proxy that edits traffic to make it appropriate for certain browsers using rules and patches from configuration file. It can almost don't make changes if webone.conf contains only Server section, and then the proxy will act like Squid or something like it (but with freezes and slow work on large amount of clients :) ). But this is not what I made this app for. So image converting will be a continue of set of possible patches for webpages' content.

Image converting (in v0.9 or 0.10) will be optional feature, just like the current redirections to Web Archive.
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Re: WebOne - proxy for old browsers to make them Web 2.0-capable

Postby JonathonWyble » 2019-8-14 @ 15:40

ATauenis wrote:
JonathonWyble wrote:That's cool, but would image converting destroy the relationship your project has with acting as a proxy? Just asking.

No. WebOne is not a regular proxy server like Squid/MS-ISA, it is a proxy that edits traffic to make it appropriate for certain browsers using rules and patches from configuration file. It can almost don't make changes if webone.conf contains only Server section, and then the proxy will act like Squid or something like it (but with freezes and slow work on large amount of clients :) ). But this is not what I made this app for. So image converting will be a continue of set of possible patches for webpages' content.

Yeah, Squid is also a proxy server software, kind of like WebOne, but WebOne seems to have different features, because I believe Squid is mostly used for things like web filtering, IIRC. WebOne is mostly a proxy software that's capable of handling HTTP 2.0 on older web browsers.
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Re: WebOne - proxy for old browsers to make them Web 2.0-capable

Postby ATauenis » 2019-8-14 @ 16:13

JonathonWyble, exactly!

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Version 0.8.1 is ready
  • Fixed parsing of startup arguments. Now it's possible to start with a some config file with a overrided port number: webone.exe PORT CONFIG-FILE. It was announced in previous releases, but before was broken.
  • Instead of [ContentPatchFind:] sections a new [ContentPatch:mask] kind of sections were introduced. Now content patches may be applied only to certain files or content. Their URLs or Content-Types may be used as a rules (filters).
  • URL editing can now be used to make "hidden" redirects (not via 302 response code and like 0.6.x versions, by returning content from "valid" url without changing address in web-browser address bar). It may be useful for sites with forced redirections to "http://example.com:443/" to remove ":443" from URL and solve problems with it. To use the new feature set Internal=yes in a [FixableURL] section.
  • [FixableURL] sections can now use a new mask: %UrlNoPort%. It meaning original URL without port number. This feature was added to solve the problem above.
  • Default webone.conf file is now containing more patches and redirection rules.
  • Now IE4's Active Channels are working again without manual editing of *.cdf files in installed system. Just click Subscribe and "updated" channels will get downloaded.

It's available at http://github.com/atauenis/webone/tree/master/EXE
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