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Using a Kinda Real Keyboard!

Using the Wipeout browser is a bit challenging. As it turns out, this is no Firefox. However, it does support forms, hyperlinks, some JavaScript, basic HTML, CSS, and other various tidbits you need to make a good web page. Unfortunately, the input method is seriously lacking and extremely frustrating. I do want to type an entire URL into the PSP using the cell phone keypad that pops up when you select a form field. Other PSP portals like this, but I find it frustrating. So, what can be done about this?

Well, as it turns out, a simple JavaScript keyboard can be created that emulates a real keyboard. All I needed to do was define a variable and then create a series of buttons that are associated to the letters, numbers, and extra characters commonly found on the web. With the press of each button, the selected letter would be appended to the end of the global variable (e.g. <input type="button" value="k" onClick="theurl=theurl+'k'">). Then, once complete, I check the URL with my [URL Checker], and if acceptable, I then hit the [GO!] to load up my desired site. When I am ready for a new site, I simply use the [Start] button menu to return to my home page. If you are interested in the code, check out http://www.airscanner.com/wipeout/index.html (Figure 9). This is basically a PoC, but it works and can easily be built upon.

Figure 9

Figure 9: The Fogie Board

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