Cineast - An Extensible Web Browser

Rohit Khare (
Wed, 2 Apr 1997 15:10:38 -0500 (EST)

Cineast is a freely available, extensible web browser which intends to
provide an environment for prototyping new client side Internet
technologies. Cineast has built-in support for HTML 3.2, fill-out
forms, tables and incremental loading of documents. The browser itself
uses the interpreted Wafe environment for implementing the high level
control structures. The basic functionality is integrated into the
Wafe package and coded in C, which means that the browser gains
performance from the speed of compiled code while main aspects of the
application can still be changed without recompilation. The network
functionality is provided by the integration of the W3C Reference
Library. The presentation of HTML documents is handled by the new Kino
widget class which provides a flexible and extensible mechanism for
parsing and rendering SGML like languages.