Sherlock = Apple Web Browser (sorta..)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dricci, Nov 12, 2002.

  1. dricci macrumors 6502a

    Dec 15, 2001

    Check out the new SDK for Sherlock 3. If you install their developer channels, you get a HTMLview channel, which downloads the html source of any site. Then, you can click render, and it'll use Mac OS X's HTML renderer to render the page IN SHERLOCK. It's not the best, but it proves that Apple has the basics for building a browser.

    I would attach a screen shot, but I can't get the file size down small enough

    Also, there doesn't seem to be CSS support...

    To add the channels into your sherlock, try clicking this: sherlock://
  2. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2002
    bat country
    ugly and slow, but pretty cool. i wonder if what dave hyatt has been working on is a sherlock channel that uses chimera's core as a helpviewer/webbrowser. i've also wondered why no one has made plug-ins for sherlock 3 yet (other than massinova). i think that we users would also be much better served if most of the channel was stored localy, so that it did not take forever to load. thanks for the tip, this little tidbit is quite interesting indeed.
  3. insidedanshead macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    If apple wants to put sherlock on steroids and give it browsing capabilities.. they may end up hurting themselves.. sherlock as it stands is a pretty thick application.. and most mac users out there are going for these super slim super efficient clean interface browsers.. sherlock is definitely not that.. maybe the HTML render thing is just a way to test for their upcoming browser without sending out beta browsers to testers to keep it secret longer.. I'd much rather see an iWeb app.. if thats the case i'll also be interested to see what they call it.
  4. irmongoose macrumors 68030


    Dec 3, 2001
    Sometimes Tokyo, sometimes California
    On a similar note, if you slect an HTML file and you make it open with the Help Viewer (Info>Open With) it will open it up.. and you can browse with the links from there.

  5. scem0 macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2002
    back in NYC!
    LOL i just saved '' to open it in help viewer,
    and then I remembered that I was on a PC. Too bad....
  6. Computer_Phreak macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2002
    i think that seeing any relation of this to an Apple web browser is halucination.

    If apple were to release a web browser, it wouldnt be as clunky and slow as Sherlock. Also, rendering HTML is a far cry from a web browser.
  7. springscansing macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2002
    New York
    Yeah... I guess so.
  8. benixau macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    If i use a pc it is with gloves. I dont want to risk infecting my mac. (also helps me get the kids-gloves feel)

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