John W. Hardin (
Tue, 19 Jul 1994 08:48:19 +0200

Announcing the Release of
EINet MacWeb Version 1.00Alpha2

MCC's EINet group is pleased to announce MacWeb Version 1.00Alpha2.
MacWeb is a full-featured World-Wide-Web, hypertext browser. It is
available as freeware from the URL:

MacWeb is also available via anonymous FTP from the machine Change (cd) to the directory /einet/mac/macweb and get
the following file:


MacWeb requires that your Macintosh be configured with System 7
and MacTCP 2.0.2 (MacTCP 2.0.4 recommended).

To report problems, suggest enhancements, or send general comments
about MacWeb, please send email to

MacWeb is a World Wide Web client which uses hypertext, or hypermedia
where references within a document are links which lead users to other
documents, lists, resources or actions. The World Wide Web supports
the display of text, graphics, sound, and video. It is also a tool
through which Internet users can access information using from various
other Internet front ends, navigators, information, services, and

Some of MacWeb's new features include:

1. New Features *Unique* To MacWeb

o "LinkOps" Menu
Have you ever wanted to copy a URL that appears in the status line?
MacWeb now gives you this capability! Simply press _and hold_ on a link.
You'll be presented with a menu containing the following options:

o Retrieve and Display
o Retrieve to Disk
o View MIME Info
o View Suffix Info
o View Source
o Copy URL to Clip

o New Hotlist Capabilities
MacWeb can now sort hotlists (by menu string or URL) and save them
in two additional formats: MacMosaic and HTML. (Yes, that means you
can now read _and write_ MacMosaic hotlists! You can also export your
hotlists as HTML!)

2. Other New Features

o "Helper" Application GUIs
MacWeb now gives you point and click interfaces for editing "Helper"
application bindings. This includes both MIME Type to "Helper" and File
Suffix to MIME Type mapping GUIs.

o CERN Proxy Support
MacWeb supports the CERN Proxy protocol. (Until the GUI is complete,
you must edit the Proxy info with ResEdit.)

o Faster Image Loading
Thanks in part to some updated GIF decoding code from David Koblas,
MacWeb now inlines GIF images 2-3x faster.

o Relative Sizes in Styles
MacWeb now allows Styles to be defined with <em>relative</em> sizes.
For example, a level 1 Header (H1) is defined with a relative size of +6
whereas a level 6 Header (H6) is defined with a relative size of -2. An
entire document can now be resized by simply changing the size of the
element. All relatively sized elements (e.g., Headers) adjust

o NNTP Support
You can now read NetNews with MacWeb!

o Other Nice Features

o VMS FTP Support
Peruse VMS-based ftp sites with MacWeb.

o Home, End, PageUp, and PageDown Keys Work
Use your favorite extended keyboard navigation keys with MacWeb.

o More Status Messages
See more status information as MacWeb negotiates the various

o Configure MacWeb with a _Default_ Hotlist
Simply copy a MacWeb Hotlist Resource into MacWeb and it will become
the default Hotlist.

o Search Dialog Now Retains Last Value

Copyright 1994 Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation
(MCC). All Rights Reserved. EINet is a trademark of MCC.

All other product or service marks contained in this software are
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

MCC grants to Licensee a license to use, copy, and distribute the
MacWeb Software for academic, research, and personal-user purposes
only, without a fee, provided that (i) the above copyright notice and
this permission notice appear in all copies of the Software and
related documentation, and (ii) the MCC and EINet name may not be used
in any advertising or publicity relating to the Software without the
specific, prior written permission of MCC, and (iii) that no charge is
associated with copies of the software distributed by Licensee to
third parties. Commercial use of this software is forbidden without
the express written permission of MCC and payment of a negotiated
license fee.