I was just one of my regular mobile blogs, wapreview.com, and came upon a post Dennis published on February 4th. It turns out that Opera made some serious upgrades to their server software on February 3rd. I was surprised since I had not heard a word about it. I didn’t even know Opera would be doing upgrades without upgrading the client. They now even have an opera:config page to edit the server side settings. (Firefox powerusers will know what I am talking about) Makes you feel like an amateur hacker again.
It was also nice to learn from Dennis that Opera Mini has a cool autocomplete function for URL’s. It turns out that you don’t have to type in the whole www. and .com part of a URL. If you just type berryreview it will take you to www.berryreview.com. I wish RIM would do that with the native BB browser!
You should really read the rest of the well written summary by Dennis but I will give a teaser below:
Here’s the changelog:
- Added a simple UI to the server-side preferences that exists. Go to ‘opera:config’ to configure some settings.
- Tweaked phonenumber detection, there should be somewhat fewer false positives now, but you can now also disable the feature on the opera:config page.
- Increased the default timeouts to 40 seconds from 20.
- Updated the HTML rendering engine to be similar to the latest Opera 9.5 weekly release.
- Fixed support for entering hostnames starting with a number (eg, 360.yahoo.com) as a URL without the starting http://
- Made content folds visible even when the background is black.
- Fixed inter-page links.
- Fixed clipping rectangle for iframes with hidden overflow css properties, this bug caused some links inside some iframes to be unclickable.
- Fixed HTTP basic auth for pages with non-7bit authentication realm.
- Pages with nested tags are now somewhat easier to navigate (
<a href='link'>Link 1 <a href='link2'> Link 2</a></a>), it’s now possible to follow both the inner and the outer link.
- New WML stylesheet.
- Various optimizations resulting in the average transcoding time to be 20% lower.