COMMODORE 8000 SERIES OFFLINE HTML READER
INDEPENDENT COMMODORE LIBRARY
looking for INDEX.HTM
This is the first public version of my latest effort for the 8000 series ~ an offline HTML reader , so now you can get your favourite online journal onto a CBM floppy and read it at your leisure on your 8000 !
HOW TO USE IT
FIREBALL XL7 will look for any file called index.htm or index.html on drive 0 on device 8 upon start up ~ if it can't it asks you which file you want to start with
The files have to be in standard ASCII instead of PETSCII but the display is in PETSCII
then by holding down the space bar it'll scroll through the HTML file.
Links to suitable local files are put into a simple menu list that's presented at the end of the file to choose the next one to be looked at.
HTML tags it knows about
<B> BOLD tags are displayed in reverse video
<IMG SRC= ALT="..... labels are shown
it'll have a go at <TABLE's ~ very simple ones may look all right
<HR> ~ a nice simple line across the screen ~ easy
the line break <BR > tag translates to chr$(13)
The file isn't loaded into memory but just read from disk so in theory you could use an HTML that fills an entire 8250 disk
The scrolling is just downward through the file ~ reverse scrolling is planned at some point in future
Fireball XL7 uses BASIC 4 disk commands so it may not work on machines using BASIC 2
It's now ready for download with this link to the ZIP'd PRG file ,FIREBALL-XL7