Talk:Agora (web browser)

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Which platform(s)?[edit]

 Done And since there is no external link, 'can't find out.
--Jerome Potts 23:15, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Relevant summary[edit]

 Done Copied over from Talk:Arena (web browser)

There are some relevant summaries at Everything2 by WWWWolf at Agora, and Arena. The user has placed his writings under GDFL for use in Wikipedia...though I'm not quite sure how to attribute them.Smallman12q (talk) 18:27, 20 June 2010 (UTC)


Here are some relevant links: [snip] I'll be off this weekend and tmrw...but next week I'll help you out a bit more. I've also added several screenshots to Arena (web browser) from Dave Raggett ^.^. Also, if you plan to nominate for DYK, there's a 5-day expansion limit, so you have to nominate either today or tomorrow at latest. Google books has a lot of good sources. Cheers!Smallman12q (talk) 00:10, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Didn't expected so much links o.O Of course I will check them. Normally I don't have any time since soccer/football is in south africa ^^ Were you mailing Dave or where did you get Arena version 1.0a? really confusing me at the moment as long as you didn't give any source (at the moment)! I want the build ^^ mabdul 01:22, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
Ye, I emailed Dave and he responded ^.^ with 6 screenshots from 1994 which I've uploaded. As for Agora, there are quite a few books at google books that mention it. Simply search Agora browser at google books and set the custom date range to 1993-1999. I won't be on again till monday...cheers Smallman12q (talk) 01:44, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

to do![edit]

times of verbs: was/is and so, cleanup the refs, well formated/design (?)


not to know how to implement[edit]

by mabdul:

mabdul 08:10, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

E-mail w/ Arthur Secret[edit]

I've gotten a reply from Arthur Secret ^.^


Thank you for your interest in Agora!

I had a quick look at the wikipedia article, there seems to be some
confusion in it between my project and another project from Bert.

Anyway, I authored the Agora web browser in 1994, as lots of people
could not afford a permanent connection to the internet at that time,
and thus had only email available. "Agora was an email-based web
browser designed for non-graphic terminals and to help people without
full access to the internet such as in developing countries", as
mentioned in the wikipedia page (although one could actually also
request the source code of the page through Agora and display it on
her/his computer using graphical web browsers off-line).

> What did you mean by "Agora, for those who cannot be in the Arena" .
> Did you mean the browser arena?

Yes, the idea was that people with a permanent connection to the
internet could use the Arena browser and benefit from the latest
CSS/HTML developments, but those with only email access could still
access the web nevertheless.

> Also, if possible, why was the name Agora chosen for the project.

When I heard about the Arena browser, I thought it was a good idea to
name my project as well, and wanted to find a word that would be of a
similar (ie Greek) origin for consistency. As I was working on a
browser for people with only email access, compared to the Arena
browser which was designed for people with full/permanent connections
to the internet, I wanted to find a word that would also hint at the
differences between the two. At that time I discussed the matter with
my grandmother who suggested the name Agora.



On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 1:41 AM, Small Man wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm expanding the Agora article at Wikipedia at
> and I have a few questions.
> What did you mean by "Agora, for those who cannot be in the Arena" .
> Did you mean the browser arena?
> Also, if possible, why was the name Agora chosen for the project.
> Thanks for any reply
> -Smallman

Hope this helps you Mabdul.I don't have time to integrate it atm.Smallman12q (talk) 20:19, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

WOW! really great work. Never thought of writing a mail to arthur and dave. this helps really a lot. will check the article again and starting to create a second for argo. hope this will working. will try to install/start line mode, agora, (argo if I can find any sources) and others to create screenshots and to get a better feeling for the topic. Thanks again for the resources. Can you help me to explain why the criticism section in amaya (at it was in the last edit) should be integrated again? mabdul 20:31, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
some results in the OTRS question? mabdul 08:10, 5 July 2010 (UTC)