A web browser or Internet browser is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web.

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Browsers and number of languages

I'm looking for an interesting metric regarding browsers and languages. I'm looking for, broken down by country, the average number of languages a user's browser has loaded. So, for example, in ...
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Does Spartan/Edge from Windows 10 use the same rendering engine with IE11?

I decided to test the website I'm working on now in older versions of IE (such as IE 6, 7, 8) using the IE Developer Tools aka F12. When I opened the Emulation tab in the Dev Tools dialog to set the ...
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When do browsers clear cache and how can I make more use of 304 responses?

I have a website with some some content which changes frequently. I would like to benefit from good caching when this doesn't change (so would ideally use a longer Cache-Control header), but would ...
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Opening a link in Microsoft Word is treated differently than other programs [closed]

This is weird, but opening a link from a word document is treated differently than if I were to copy and paste the link into a web browser, or if I open it from another program such as Notepad++. I ...
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Image max-age / cache-control not being set

In order to speed up my site Telium I created the .htaccess below. I have a lot of large images on my site so I want browsers to cache as much as possible. However, when I browse to my web site ...
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Earliest browsers that support if-modified-since or if-none-match headers

Based on my observations, google and probably many others are in love with websites that include the Etag and Last-modified headers along with the if-modified-since and if-none-match header checking ...
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Pages that never finish loading: How to diagnose

Users occasionally complain, and we probably all occasionally see, a web page that never finishes loading. In Google Chrome the spinning circle will run forever, each browser has it's own version. ...
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Should you prompt users to update old browsers?

Is it good practice to prompt users to update their out-of-date browser (older than IE9)? I know that we should develop sites which work with older versions of browsers, but is the extra effort worth ...
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Browser Language Preference Statistics by Country

I'm wondering which languages are most popular with internet users in countries around the world. My initial research found browser usage statistics by country, but nothing about proportional ...
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How should the maximum concurrent connections from a single IP address be calculated?

I am trying to implement a limit on the maximum number of concurrent connections a server can accept from a single IP address for DOS protection. I understand that HTTP/1.1 stipulates a maximum of two ...
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Browser showing page source only partially. Is there a way to get that source in full anyway?

Ranker.com has pages having button 'load more' at the bottom. Clicking on it adds new content to the page. However, when I select 'Show source' in my browser context-menu, no new content is there. I ...
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What browser is the “Apache-HttpClient/UNAVAILABLE (java 1.4)” user agent?

Some of my users are logging in with this browser: Apache-HttpClient/UNAVAILABLE (java 1.4). What browser is this?
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How to force browser to download all static files every time?

Is it possible to force browser to not using cache and download all files (html/js/css) every time? I am looking for a server side solution.
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Site has propagated on all browsers except Chrome?

I've switched a sites nameservers to a new host with a new site. This has worked fine on FireFox and Safari but Chrome still shows the old site. Obviously I have cleared the cache but the problem ...
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How do I check my website on this iPhone web browser when I don't have an iPhone?

Someone has sent me a screenshot of a website I'm coding. I'm not a fan of iPhone so I have no idea which browser it is. Here is the screenshot, so please let me know which browser is this and how to ...
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How do you add scroll bars when window's width is reduced [closed]

I have completed a login webpage, which gets distorted when the browser is narrow. I added min-width property to my body tag, but this does not help. How can I keep all the contents fixed when the ...
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advantages and disadvantages of base64 image strings

I discovered that you can covert images into base64 strings and use those string within img tags and css like this: <img alt="" src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAhEUgAAA ... FTkSuQmCC" /> ...
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Save web page results in blank page [closed]

I tried to save my webpage "save as Webpage, HTML only" generated by php file. But when I save it and open it, it is blank. When I save it as "complete" then it is fine. Page is pure html/css after ...
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Do browsers recognize the same files served by different subdomains?

I have my website assets stored on Amazon S3 and served by CloudFront, from a separate domain name, to act as a cookie-less domain (so website.com for the website and websitestatic.com for static ...
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Terminology: what is the correct term to refer to a *particular* browser, OS and device combination?

We all do "browser testing" on a variety of web browsers, operating systems and devices. But what is the correct term to refer to a particular browser, OS and device combination? Or, to put it ...
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Image appears differently in Safari, Firefox, and Chrome

This is a screenshot of the same image file on my website (viewing the image itself), in Firefox on the left, Safari in the middle and Chrome on the right. It appears as if Chrome has a more blue ...
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Which is more supported by web clients (browsers): SAN (Subject Alternative Name) or Wildcard SSL Certificates?

Which are more widely supported by browser clients, wildcard or SAN certificates? I need to decide between using a SAN cert or a wildcard cert. Client/browser compatibility is my biggest concern.
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Using same Google Adsense units for web and mobile versions [duplicate]

I'm redesigning a website. This time it will be responsive, so that the same pages that are loaded into a desktop browser will be loaded in mobile browsers as well. The question is: can I use the ...
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Bounce rate nearly 100% in Safari AND Firefox? [closed]

Our website has a bounce rate of nearly 100% in both Firefox and Safari, and around ~40% in all other browsers. The bounces span all versions of each browser and both operating systems. I cannot ...
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Browsers treat vertical tab characters in input type=text differently. Is one of them correct?

In developing some server side validation I discovered that (the latest Windows versions as of this writing of) Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer handle vertical tab characters differently in ...
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How to compel the browser to get the webpages from a server not from a local cache even if a particular page is frequently requested?

I have been testing a web site but every time I complain to the web developer that I am not able to see on the website which you have recently corrected,he told me that I am seeing that content from ...
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Shifting from no-www to www and browsers' password storage

I created a website having user-registration system and invited my friend to join it. I gave him the link of no-www version: http://mydomain.com but now after reading this and this, I want to shift to ...
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Browser compatibility issues [duplicate]

I am fairly new to website design. I am currently coding a new site. I have a local server setup (localhost) using Apache and testing using Firefox Ver 21 and IE Ver 9. I am getting display ...
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After changing DNS a domain shows differently on different browser?

I have changed the nameserver's of one of my domains but I found a problem that within Firefox these changes have not updated as expected, however this problem does not occur in other browsers such as ...
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URL requests with [object] in place of parameter values

We're seeing requests to our server with the literal [object] replacing the values where parameters should be. For example: http://example.com/users/[object]. I've found some suggestions that it ...
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How to determine the sequence of ordering certificates by browser?

I did a Mutual Certificate Authentication implementation with OpenSSL and Apache Web Server on CentOS platform. To simple explanation see this diagram: ---------- | ...
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How to make client side and server side communicate? [closed]

I have apache installed, and I would like (using php/and or javascript, html) to do the following but I do not know how. To send my client to the server a value x The server to increase x by one and ...
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Is Opera Version 12.15 using WebKit or Presto for its rendering engine?

I cannot tell from the Opera Desktop team blog or from the Presto Wikipedia page if Opera 12.15 is utilizing the WebKit or Presto rendering engine. The phrasing from Wikipedia can be interpreted ...
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Is it necessary to browser QA different versions of non-IE Browsers?

For example, is there a chance that Chrome 25 will render an element differently than Chrome 26? If the answer is "no", a link to a resource that explains why there are no differences in redering ...
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What is the default Web browser on Android?

What is the default Web browser on Android devices? Are there weird Web browser set by default that I should be aware of (to test my mobile Website on it)?
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Is there a non-Safari Apple Web browser for the Ipad / iPhone / iPod?

I know Safari is the default Web browser on the current iPad / iPhone / iPod. But was there a non-Safari official Apple made Web browser for these platforms in the past? If so what are they and when ...
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Ad network to target a specific browser only

I'm looking for an ad network which allows me to target only users with a specific browser. I want to advertise my online app which only works in one of the major 3 browsers. I've looked at some of ...
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Images on a subdomain, hosted on the same server — will simultaneous downloads increase? (CDN)

Browsers only allow you to download a limited number of concurrent files from the same domain. Would a subdomain for images (basically as a content delivery network) on the same web hosting server ...
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Disabling HTML5 rendering in Chrome

I want to test fallback if a browser isn't HTML5 ready. Is there an easy way to disable HTML rendering in Chrome?
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Which browsers send “Expect: 100-Continue” request header? [closed]

I just want to make sure which browsers send the Expect: 100-Continue header? So that until the server responds with a 100 Continue HTTP status, no data should be sent.
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http keep-alive with multiple A/AAAA records

I'm trying to estimate the performance impact of publishing several IP-addresses for a given web-site hostname. Do browsers choose addresses in a random order? Do they use the same address for all ...
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Browsers specifically for web development

What are some browser "distributions" (a la linux distributions) that are pre-configured for web development? I'm thinking for example of an OSX app I can download that contains Firefox already ...
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Force fresh content, not from the browser cache

I used the following code in the htaccess to put my site under maintenance and show the visitors maintenance.html. Options +FollowSymlinks RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ...
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Is there a general rule of thumb for which browsers to optimize your site for? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: At what visitor share do you stop supporting a given browser? I have a site (recently relaunched it with a new design) that I have put off optimizing for ie7 for far too ...
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Does browser understand PHP? [closed]

I know that PHP is server side scripting language, but I got confused when asked in an interview if the browser understands PHP? I have Apache installed in my system. If in a PHP file I write ...
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What are some good pages to redirect users to if they are using an old browser?

Such as this one: http://www.webstandards.org/upgrade except it's just awful and is way out of date (use Netscape 7? really?) I am going to require IE9+ and the latest versions of the rest of the ...
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Visitors have old website cached in their browsers

My client's new website is example.com, the old website is example.co.uk. I've re-pointed the A Records to the new website (so as to leave the emails alone) and put in 301 redirects from old pages to ...
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How to tell the Browser the character encoding of a HTML website regardless of Server Content-Type Header?

I have a HTML page that correctly (the encoding of the physical on disk matches it) announces it's Content-Type: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> <html> ...
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Is trailing slash automagically added on click of home page URL in browser?

I am asking this because whenever I mouseover a link to a home page (e.g. http://www.example.com), I notice that a trailing slash is always added (as observed on the status bar of the browser) whether ...
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Mobile Browser Usage Statistics

I'm looking for global mobile browsers usage statistics from time to time compared to desktop browsers. Any better ideas than http://gs.statcounter.com/ ? I need it as a reference for my college ...