I just downloaded the Wii browser and I can say that I am content with it. A few things should be solved but it’s okay. Now it’s about time for a small technical review, from someone who has been using Opera for 6 years.
The browser itself is good. The lack of History or at least a URL cache is the only downside I can see, but I think I can live without them. The popups open in the same window and that might be quite annoying too.
The Opera based browser reports as Opera/9.00 (Nintendo Wii; U; ;1309-9; en) and returns the following headers (similar to the desktop version):
HTTP_CONNECTION:Keep-Alive HTTP_ACCEPT:text/html, application/xml;q=0.9, application/xhtml+xml, image/png, image/jpeg, image/gif, image/x-xbitmap, */*;q=0.1 HTTP_ACCEPT_CHARSET:iso-8859-1, utf-8, utf-16, *;q=0.1 HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING:deflate, gzip, x-gzip, identity, *;q=0 HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE:en
The browser’s native resolution appears to be 800×500 (SuperVGA minus 100 pixels for the menu bar) at 4:3 and 1024×500 at 16:9 but there is also the “Opera for handheld” mode if you hit 2 (similar to the F11 functionality in the desktop version) which strangely doesn’t report itself as “handheld” unlike the desktop version; maybe the Opera developers could shed some light into this and tell us how to handle this nice feature? Anyway, you can also zoom (×2) a page if you think the fonts are too small to read. Yet again, if you own a small television that might still be not enough.
Standards support seems fine,
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