(If you're looking for "prior art" against some methods patent, you might wish to know the gateway was first published in 1998, as documented in ISBN 978-1-84800-050-6 p.236 and w3.org mailing-list archives 1999, and its "move link banner to bottom" option was arguably a primitive means of "classifying said information according to its importance to a user in accordance with user-selected importance criteria". If the patent claim's only addition is that the browser is on a wireless device, and if this isn't considered a trivial addition, then I think my first public wireless-specific use was in August 2000 when I helped Enfour set it up for Japanese "i-mode" mobiles, which might have been a couple of months too late for the American patent's priority date, but I'm not a lawyer. Anyway, my later Web Adjuster project cannot infringe that patent without extensive customisation, since it has no built-in facilities to re-order the page server-side.)
The gateway works by intercepting your Web browsing in such a way that the gateway computer can sort out the Web pages before you see them. It works with all browsers and operating systems as long as the browser supports forms . You can adjust it to work the way you want to.
The gateway can also (sometimes) be used as a rudimentary viewer of such things as Flash and WAP, if you have no other means of displaying them. In the case of WAP, the intention is that print-disabled users can use WAP sites on their normal desktop browsers.
These shut down for various reasons. Monash remained up the longest---until December 2015---but ultimately had to close because too much of their traffic quota was being used up by people treating the gateway as a proxy to bypass Internet filtering at work, and by badly-behaved "web robots" trying to discover email addresses or Web forms for underhanded marketting activities. (Yes, the fact that those spoilsports brought down an innocent public service does bring to mind Ps.58:6a, but let's not take it personally: the above-mentioned Web Adjuster installations are usually more suitable nowadays anyway.)
The Monash gateway is in fact still available, but at a private address that we'll give out only to someone who convinces us they really need it (explaining why Web Adjuster is not a good enough replacement for them), plus promises never to link to it.
Clark Lu in Cambridge is still running his public gateway on a personal machine with limited bandwidth. This server is currently experiencing problems due to inode exhaustion. It has images for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Greek and Cyrillic. If you are using the gateway to read a language, please select the ``Disable all sight-related access options'' box and then the ``Characters'' button. Alternatively you can try presets for Chinese, Japanese or Korean (these preset pages are currently pointing to a Web Adjuster installation instead).
You will need to download access.tar.gz. Create a directory for the access gateway to go in (different from the cgi-bin directory), change into that directory, unpack the .tgz file (using tar -zxf) and run ./install.sh. This script should work on most Unix systems. It will ask some questions, configure the gateway, compile it and install it.
If compiling the image server on 64-bit, you may have to replace #ifdef NameCompareType with #if 0
The source is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. There is absolutely no warranty.
The gateway has an extensions mechanism, which is documented in extenlib.h.online help gives detailed information about its use, and many users will be able to start without having to read the help.
Some people expressed an interest in using the gateway to preprocess their pages (ie. put up pages that have already been processed). This can be used, for example, on sites that teach a language where character substitution is required. I've added a hack that lets you do this:
lynx -source "http://long-URL-goes-here&AP=1" > page1-preprocessed.html
Wildcards are also possible (using for).