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DeckScape(1)		    General Commands Manual		  DeckScape(1)

NAME
       DeckScape - An Experimental World-Wide Web Browser

SYNTAX
       DeckScape [-clean]

DESCRIPTION
       DeckScape  is an	experimental World-Wide	Web browser based on the meta-
       phor of a deck of playing cards,	where each card	is  a  Web  page,  and
       each deck is displayed in its own window.  As the user traverses	links,
       new pages appear	on top of the current deck. Retrievals are done	 using
       a background thread, so all visible pages in any	deck are active	at all
       times. Users can	move and copy pages between decks, and	decks  can  be
       used  as	 a general-purpose way to organize material, such as hotlists,
       query results, and breadth-first	expansions.

       More details about the system can be found in SRC 135:
	 http://gatekeeper.dec.com/pub/DEC/SRC/research-reports/SRC-135a.html
       This  paper  appeared in	the Third International	World-Wide Web Confer-
       ence (April 1995). A short version of it	appeared in CHI'95:
	 http://www.acm.org/sigchi/chi95/Electronic/documnts/short-
       ppr/mhb2_bdy.htm

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       WWW_HOME	 --  The  URL of the "home" page. At SRC, the current value is
       "http://src-www.pa.dec.com/src.home.html".

       http_proxy -- The name of a proxy server. The format  is	 "http://foo",
       with  an	 optional  port.   At  SRC,  the current value is "http://www-
       proxy.pa.dec.com:8080/".

       no_proxy	-- Domain names	for which no proxy should be  consulted.   The
       format  is  a  comma-separated  list  of	domain names, with an optional
       port. At	SRC, the current value is "src-www,.dec.com".

EXTERNAL FILES
       Images are displayed using the following	ppm  filters:  giftoppm,  ppm-
       topgm, pgmtopbm,	djpeg, and xbmtopbm.

FILES
       The system maintains the	state of the decks in the file
	 ~/.deckscape  between	invocations. If	the system crashes on startup,
       try deleting this file, or start	DeckScape with the -clean  flag.   The
       file is essentially a list of URLs; if you edit it, do so carefully!

BUGS
       The  HTML viewer	is fragile and vanilla.	It recognizes HTML 2.0,	except
       for forms; however, the viewer does not deal with incorrect  HTML  very
       gracefully  and	most Web pages contain incorrect HTML. The system does
       not support external viewers.

AUTHOR OF OBJECT
       Marc H. Brown and Robert	A. Shillner

AUTHOR OF DOCUMENTATION
       Marc H. Brown

								  DeckScape(1)

NAME | SYNTAX | DESCRIPTION | ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES | EXTERNAL FILES | FILES | BUGS | AUTHOR OF OBJECT | AUTHOR OF DOCUMENTATION

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