Newt's Cape Example Page

Links to a few pages that illustrate various Newt's Cape capabilities. Feel free to suggest/contribute other examples, or small/"Newton-friendly" web pages/sites.

For examples that mention "NewtonScript", set the i:General:NewtonScript preference to Compile.

Updates:

Navigate via the list of (approximate) categories below, or via the book's TOC (overview) button. Files should be mostly alphabetical; they may fit into more than one category:

Text

A few that are mostly text:

http://communicrossings.com/html/newton/newtscape/examples.htm
this document
a test page
a short page containing a simple table and some links back here
W3 help
a longer page from the WWW site
Newton Web Ring
a random link to other Newton-related sites (not necessarily just text, but hopefully Newton-friendly) -- on each you'll find a link (on the Newton Web Ring logo or text) to another site.... Information on how to add your Newton Site to the Web Ring

Forms

Some primarily form pages. Other Newton-specific forms (and input objects) later.

exs/form1.htm
send some data via a (nextaxs) cgi script
exs/form2.htm
send some data via mailto
exs/form3.htm
send some data via a different (UNC) cgi script
formtabl.htm
a few form objects in list and table
exs/search1.htm
short search pages for AltaVista, DejaNews, InfoSeek, Yahoo. you can also customize Newt's Cape's Find preference; or use Hemlock

Graphics/Animation

Some standalone graphics, or embedded graphics, or image maps. Some may require NewtonScript.

Life icon
a very small graphic
animgif.htm
[1.x/2.x] You can transfer and display animated GIFs from the net. Be sure to turn on animated? option first.
animrom.htm
[1.x/2.x] animation with built-in ROM pictures
mapplay9.htm
[1.x/2.x] uses ROM graphics and sounds.
mapworld.htm
[1.x/2.x] uses built-in graphic. tap a continent to identify using image maps.
Yahoo maps
view maps for an address/zip code (in Landscape on MP2K/eMate due to table widths); After doing a query, usually do View:Load with Images and select the obvious map URL (numeric or string) (though you can load All if you'd like to see ads and controls).

Packages/Applications

You can download packages directly to your Newton via http, or include Newton applets ("newtlets") in your pages.

Styles (built-in app) (Newton-only URL)
[1.x/2.x] opens Styles palette
Restartr
small (~5K) package
newtlets.htm (style,clock,doggie)
[1.x/2.x] use of APPLET and PARAM tags to run Newton newtlets (instead of Java applets)

NewtonScript

It's possible to embed NewtonScript directly in your HTML pages to shadow URLs, use built-in graphics and sounds, add behavior and special objects to forms. Somewhat like JavaScript, NewtonScript source is compiled dynamically when the document is loaded. Examples indicate [version compatibility]:

addtotal.htm
[1.x/2.x/JS] a form to add some numbers and write total to field (and to Notepad on Newton)
animrom.htm
[1.x/2.x] built-in (ROM) graphics that animate at different rates (works on any MessagePad). Uses NewtonScript constants and methods. Tap on image link to stop/start it, or hear a sound.
dynatext.htm
[1.x/2.x] include current info from user configuration or about book
ell-euro.htm
[2.x/JS] Ellie's Europe map: learn countries and capitals
ell-asia.htm
[2.x/JS] Ellie's Asia map
exprlink.htm
[1.x/2.x] appSymbol/msg?param1, etc. (eventually merged with advmeta.htm)
formtabl.htm
[1.x/2.x] simple table with a built-in graphic and sound
helpbook.htm
[1.x/2.x] how to create help books; integration with Newt
mapplay9.htm
[1.x/2.x] tap a digit (ROM graphics) between 0 and 9 to play a sound. client-side image map and embedded NewtonScript
mapworld.htm
[1.x/2.x] tap a continent. uses ROM graphics, client-side image map; second map displays coordinates using a server-side image map. both implement "URL" via local NewtonScript methods
NewtATut
[1.x/2.x] interactive tutorial: develop a simple application in NewtonScript directly on your Newton using NewtDevEnv
NewtTurT
[1.x/2.x] interactive tutorial: turtle graphics and Logo-style programming on your Newton using NewtDevEnv
randjump.htm
[1.x/2.x] random page jumps: click on a link and go to a page between 1 and last
xvabbmet.htm
[2.x] links popups for Roman numerals, abbreviations, metric conversions

helperApp, HTMLapp Installers

A "helperApp" handles a different file (MIME) type and/or extension. An "HTMLapp" uses parsed HTML to create something other than a book, e.g., Note, QuickFigure document.

deepgrni.htm
[2.x] installs a helperApp to import Deep Green chess games (.pgn files); this may now be built-in?
helpappi.htm
[2.x] installer for text/plain helperApp: send text files to either Newt's Cape or to Notepad
helplifi.htm
[2.x] installs a helperApp to copy Life patterns from .lif files on the web into the Life application
helppkgi.htm
[2.x] installer for Newton "package" types:
  1. specify a different MIME type (see what your server sends)
  2. place package into Inbox rather than install immediately (this is already an option in newer Newt's Cape versions)
helpqfwi.htm
[2.x] installs helperApp for tab text files for QuickFigure Works stationery from PelicanWare
helpslpi.htm
[2.x] helperApp installer for Sloup: since Sloup doesn't "do TCP/IP", you could transfer Sloup-format tab delimited text file with Newt's Cape, and then have Sloup process it
helpxwdi.htm
[2.x] installs helperApp for crossword puzzles for xWord Buddy from Tactile; note: since newer versions of xWord Buddy should already install this, this should be used only for illustrative purposes.
htmlappi.htm
[2.x] installer for an htmlApp: if you don't like Newt's Cape's book metaphor, you can write your own viewer, but still use Newt's Cape to transfer, cache and dispatch files. This shows how to display HTML list items in the Notepad as outlines.
htmlater.htm
[2.x] simple demonstration of ability to download a page later using Newt's Cape via Newton's alarm capability. Various options could be provided (in a future example or plugin) to keep Newt's Cape hidden, check if web page needs to be updated, just cache it rather than display it, etc. Note: this has been built-in to Newt's Cape 2.0 (see cache/bookmark overview Schedule command)
htmlqfwi.htm
[2.x] install an htmlApp to concatenate values from an HTML table into a tab-delimited string, used to create a QuickFigure Works document

Newton Objects for Forms

charedit.htm
[2.x] charEdit for short, fixed-length patterns, e.g., social security number
clocks.htm
[1.x-/2.x/JS] updates current time as text, analog, (2.x only: digital clock)
datetime.htm
[1.x-/2.x] date and time pickers/fields (also see times.htm)
intpickr.htm
[2.x] integer picker
location.htm
[1.x-/2.x] country, city, state, province latitude&longitude pickers/fields; city picker handles same city names in different countries, e.g., London (Ontario) Canada vs. London UK
makemap.htm
[2.x] creates HTML source for overview/detailed maps for a city or latitude/longitude, with more Scale settings, Scale refers to size of detailed maps; more Tiles; Find forms to set latitude/longitude via City, MapBlast search, or from decimal format; current form settings included on overview page; navigation: H1 on each map/book page provides link to overview and TOC navigation via book overview; optional links on detail map go to adjacent tiles (via N/S/E/W triangles) or to overview (via center)
names.htm
[2.x] name, fax, phone, email, meeting place picker/fields; name picker can fill in multiple other fields
nformobj.htm
[1.x/2.x] custom form objects (Introduction): slider, AZ, recognition, keyboard
serinput.htm
[2.x] fill in input field from serial connection
times.htm
[2.x] date/time pickers and conversion, Swatch Internet Time; city picker; dynamic fields; Y2K info
changetxt.htm
[2.x] blink, scroll, alternate text in a field

Misc Apps

ecountdn.htm
[2.x/JS] Ellie's CountDown: time until birthdays, holidays, Y2K (other versions)
evalexpr.htm
[1.x/2.x/JS] Eval Expr: evaluate JavaScript/NewtonScript expressions
ioboxfix.htm
[2.x] check/set preference whether InOut Box opens initially to Inbox or Outbox
lunabkmk.htm
[2.x] export LunaSuite bookmarks to Notes or Newt's Cape
monthmtg.htm
[2.x] export a month of meetings/events from Dates application to Notes as an HTML table
pfb.htm
[2.x/JS] Pico Fermi Bagels: MasterMind-like number guessing game (other versions)
pkginfo.htm
[1.x/2.x] summarizes information about Newton packages to Notes (2.x only: select folder/store)
remalarm.htm
[2.x] list/remove alarms (potentially useful if you schedule items and then remove that folder)
soupdate.htm
[2.x] remove Inbox entries before a specified date
soupedit.htm
[2.x] simple soup viewer/editor
tibetjpg.htm
[2.x] copy/convert JPEGs in Tibet format to Newt's Cape's Image cache; demonstrates creating dynamic overview

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Last updated: 6 Jul 2000