Scamper Re: [ANN] Working SSL In Squeak

karl karl.ramberg at
Tue Oct 10 13:01:07 UTC 2006

Todd Blanchard skrev:
> On Oct 9, 2006, at 11:23 AM, Lex Spoon wrote:
>> As far as I know Scamper parses HTML just fine.  If you think not,
>> maybe lobby to get Scamper using your parser?  What is better about
>> it?
> It understands CSS.
> It understands DOCTYPEs
> It understands W3C DOCTYPE definitions for the various 
> HTML/XHTMLstandards and can use them to guess about and recover from 
> malformed HTML.  It can download new DOCTYPES and use them. This makes 
> it somewhat future proof.
> It has support for more modern tags like DIV and SPAN (missing in 
> Scamper).
This sounds good :-)

> The only thing it is missing to be on par with modern browser like 
> Firefox is Javascript support - which could be added either via a 
> SpiderMonkey plugin, or a native JS interpreter, and plugin support.
> HTML has changed a lot in the last few years and I don't think Scamper 
> has kept up, which is why I started from scratch when I wrote the 
> parser used to do  I did look at what was 
> available first.
Sounds like building Scamper on top of your parser is a good idea.
> -Todd Blanchard

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