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Mobile Web Proxy

The Mobile Web Proxy is a (CGI) tool to make more Web pages available from some mobile devices (cell phone Web browsers, etc.). It employs tag cleaning and paging so that Web pages it can access have far greater chances of being rendered on devices that cannot display overly large or complex pages. It is simple, but it seems to substantially extend the portion of the Web available from devices that otherwise display messages like "413: Page cannot be displayed."

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  •  13 Dec 2008 18:55

Release Notes: A bug was fixed that broke links. All users of 1.1 are encouraged to upgrade, particularly those interested in a quick and dirty way to serve up a mobile-friendly variant on a Web site. (See jonathanscorner.mobi as a quick Mobile Web Proxy variant of jonathanscorner.com.) Additionally, the software is released under the MIT license as well as the existing Perl license.

Release Notes: New features were added, notably configuration options at the top of the source script meant to make it easy for (some) Web site owners to use the Mobile Web Proxy to serve up a quick and easy mobile-friendly version of their Web sites. A link to provide a choice of several social bookmarking services was added to the footer, and the footer (at the bottom of pages) was cleaned up slightly.

  •  03 Aug 2007 01:07

Release Notes: A bug that caused the script to spuriously report 404 errors was fixed. A smaller default page size was set so that tag-rich pages would be rendered in a way more likely to be displayable on mobile Web browsers.

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