Web browsers are HTTP protocol clients which render documents on the World Wide Web, which are called Web pages.
The most commonly used ones are graphical browsers, which can display graphics as well as text. In addition, most can also play multimedia like sounds and video, though they usually require plug-ins (add-on modules) for some formats.
Web browsers often support additional protocols such as Gopher and FTP.
Software found here is intended to speed up access to web sites, in many cases by using intermediate caches.
Sites related to web browsers or browser add-ons that help disabled people access internet content.
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Description: This describes the website and should note distinguishing features found on the site without the use of hype, personal pronouns, or repetitive terms.
Sites dealing with the differences in how web browsers handle (X)HTML, CSS, Scripting etc. including details of support (or lack thereof) for recognised standards.
Sites only dealing with a specific browser that has it''s own category will not be listed here -- they should instead be suggested to the category for that browser.
Mozilla's stand alone browser with emphasis on customization through plug-ins and skinning/themes. Firefox is open source and based on Mozilla's Gecko rendering engine. It was originally named Phoenix then Firebird, before finally becoming Firefox. It's also referred to as Mozilla Firefox and officially abbreviated as Fx.
Please suggest sites to the most appropriate sub-category.
Chrome is an open-source web browser from Google. It uses the same rendering engine as Apple's Safari.
Sites related to Microsoft's web browser, Internet Explorer.
This category is for sites relating to the Netscape Web Browser including Netscape Navigator and Netscape Communicator in various versions.
Opera is a cross-platform internet software suite consisting of a web browser, e-mail/news client, address book, newsfeed reader, IRC chat client, and download manager.
Browser plugins extend a browser's capabilities to handle different content. This category is for sites where these can be found.
Contains software, utilities, and add-ons to browsers that block pop-up windows and ads.
A layout engine, or rendering engine, is software that takes marked up content (such as HTML, XML, image files, etc.) and formatting information (such as CSS, XSL, etc.) and displays the formatted content on the screen.
It "paints" on the content area of a window, which is displayed on a monitor or a printer.
A rendering engine is typically used for web browsers, e-mail clients, or other applications that require the displaying (and editing) of web contents.
Sites about web browsers.
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Text-based browsers don't display graphics, at least not without help. They are generally known for being small and fast, and are especially suited to use with screen-readers and other assistive technologies.
A browser toolbar is a toolbar that resides within a browser's window to extend the browser's functionality.
Browser toolbars are specific to browsers. Browser toolbars must be installed in the browser before they can be used. Like other extensions they may require updates.
Please submit native toolbars, which are directly inserted in the browser window, and not injected toolbars, which are parts of the web page.